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:
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.
Scroll down for information about our broadband community cohorts and available grants.
Learn More About Broadband
Research and reports, past broadband conference materials, tools you can use and success stories.
Broadband Discussion Series
Blandin Broadband Communities Program
Robust Network Feasibility Fund Grants
Community Broadband Resources Program
Arrowhead Intelligent Region
From the Blandin on Broadband Blog
OPPORTUNITY: Telecommunications Analyst Job MN Dep of Commerce
The Minnesota Department of Commerce is hiring… Job Class: Public Utilities Rates Analyst 2 or 3 Working Title: Telecommunications Analyst Job Summary This vacancy is being posted at 2 job classes: PURA 2 – PURA 3. Final job class will be determined … Continue reading
St Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN) gets grant to support digital inclusion in the Twin Cities
Street Insider reports… Mobile Beacon is honored to provide a community grant in celebration of this anniversary to SPNN’s Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP) AmeriCorps program in St. Paul, MN. We are honored to support SPNN in its mission to … Continue reading
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