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.
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Learn More About Broadband
Research and reports, past broadband conference materials, tools you can use and success stories.
Community Broadband Resources: Accelerate!
Broadband Discussion Series
Blandin Broadband Communities Program
Community Broadband Resources Program
Arrowhead Intelligent Region
From the Blandin on Broadband Blog
Rep Stauber votes against infrastructure bill that includes money for broadband
Duluth News Tribune posts a letter from a reader concerned about Rep Stauber’s vote on the infrastructure bill… Minnesota 8th Congressional District Rep. Pete Stauber voted against the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which was signed into law on … Continue reading
EVENT Dec 13: New Federal Investments in Digital Equity: What Skills Advocates Need to Know
It’s a quick but helpful webinar federal funding for digital equity… New Federal Investments in Digital Equity: What Skills Advocates Need to Know Monday, December 13, 2021 4:00-4:30 Eastern Time Over the past 18 months, National Skills Coalition members have … Continue reading
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