Blandin Foundation stands with Minnesota’s rural leaders and communities as they create and claim futures that are resilient, vibrant and connected.
Broadband connects rural communities to the world and is essential infrastructure for the future. Rural people and places need high-speed Internet, and the skills to use it, to create new jobs, access modern education and healthcare services, and stay connected to others.
Since 2003, the Blandin Community Broadband Program (BCBP) has worked with rural communities across Minnesota to improve broadband access, adoption and use. Guided by the vision, “Everyone in Minnesota will be able to use convenient, affordable world-class broadband networks that enable us to survive and thrive in our communities and across the globe,” the BCBP program engaged leaders at local, state and federal levels to ignite and sustain policies that support rural access to robust broadband.
Learn More About Our Work in Broadband
Research and reports, past broadband conference materials, tools you can use and success stories.
Blandin Broadband Communities Program
Arrowhead Intelligent Region
From the Blandin on Broadband Blog
OPPORTUNITY: Library Freedom Institute for building digital equity skills
As a former librarian, I love to see the digital equity opportunities happening because of or inspired by the federal digital equity money. The Library Freedom Institute trains folks to be privacy mavens, which in the age of checking, phishing … Continue reading
Office of Broadband Development presents to MN Senate Committee on Agriculture, Broadband, and Rural Development (Feb 21, 2024)
Yesterday, the Office of Broadband Development presented to MN House Agriculture Finance and Policy Committee. Today they presented to MN Senate Committee on Agriculture, Broadband, and Rural Development. You download the slides, which are the same as yesterday. In fact what I … Continue reading
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