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.
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From the Blandin on Broadband Blog
The FCC denies LTD Broadband’s application for review of RDOF awards
LTD Broadband was awarded the opportunity to apply for a lot of federal money (RDOF) to bring broadband to specific states, including Minnesota. They were the largest winning bidder. LTD needed to submit long-form applications to receive the awards. The … Continue reading
Public comments for MN’s BEAD Initial Proposal due Dec 12 – video from comment webinar
Yesterday, I posted notes and video from first Informational Webinars for the BEAD Initial Proposals. The second webinar happened this morning and I captured part of the Q&A portion of the presentation below. I think the big takeaway is to … Continue reading
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