Blandin Foundation stands with Minnesota’s rural leaders and communities as they create and claim futures that are resilient, vibrant and connected.
Broadband has revolutionized business, government, education, work and lifestyles. Without robust broadband access and fully technologically literate populations, rural communities will be unable to take advantage of the extraordinary benefits that ultra high-speed, next-generation Internet can provide.
Since 2003, the Blandin Community Broadband Program has engaged at local, state and federal levels to ignite and sustain policies that support rural access to robust broadband. Guiding this work is a strategy board of public and private leaders to guide the initiative, and a vision.
Scroll down for information about our broadband community cohorts and available grants.
Annual Broadband Conference
We invite you to join us this fall for a next generation broadband-enabled, broadband-focused conference.
Learn More About Broadband
Research and reports, past broadband conference materials, tools you can use and success stories.
Broadband Webinar Series
Blandin Broadband Communities Program
BBC Member Page
Robust Network Feasibility Fund Grants
Community Broadband Resources Program
2019 Awards: Broadband
From the Blandin on Broadband Blog
Rep Sandstede promotes a push for broadband expansion
Duluth News Tribune offers a candidate guide for Minnesota House District 6A, a race against Robert Farnsworth and Julie Sandstede. Sanstede mentions broadband as a priority… Economic recovery for families and small businesses will be my priority. JOBS, JOBS, JOBS! … Continue reading
Want to take a COVID test at home? You’re going to need broadband.
Good news! You can now take a COVID test at home… Minnesota health officials announced a new at-home saliva test pilot program Thursday that will allow residents in two dozen counties or tribal nations to test themselves for COVID-19. Bad … Continue reading
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