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Broadband

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.

Learn About Broadband

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Community Broadband Resources: Accelerate!

A four-month process to spur community acquisition and deployment of federal and state broadband funds
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Broadband Discussion Series

Links to upcoming Broadband Lunch Bunch discussion sessions and archived sessions where MN and national broadband leaders share insights and tips to transform communities.
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Blandin Broadband Communities Program

Intensive, two-year partnerships with Blandin Foundation to advance local broadband initiatives.
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Community Broadband Resources Program

Technical assistance and general support as your community explores its next steps in high-speed internet services.
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Arrowhead Intelligent Region

A partnership to deliver on a broadband-fueled economy in NE Minnesota

From the Blandin on Broadband Blog

To close the digital gap, we need a connectivity baseline, better outreach and continued funding

Dec 01

Benton Institute for Broadband & Society carefully maps out their reasoning for recommending that policymakers keep the following in mind when using the newfound influx of funds to help close the digital gap caused by affordability issues… To ensure that … Continue reading

Federal funding will help MN students get online

Dec 01

KSNI radio reports… Marc Johnson is the executive director of the East Central Minnesota Educational Cable Cooperative and sits on the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband. He says the new funding, coupled with the $70 million in broadband spending already … Continue reading

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Your feedback strengthens our broadband programs. Contact us to share your thoughts. You may also subscribe to our mailing list, or contact the following Broadband team members.

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Bernadine Joselyn

Director of Public Policy and Engagement

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Direct: 218-327-8728

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Mary Magnuson

Community Broadband Program - Public Policy & Engagement

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Direct: 218-327-8738

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