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2019 Awards: Broadband

Blandin Foundation is all about Minnesotans imagining, leading, and growing healthy, inclusive – vibrant – communities.

It takes courage to do this work. To stand up. To spur change. To make sure our communities work for all who live in them.

Often this leadership goes unseen. To recognize and celebrate acts of leadership that have significantly contributed to the vibrancy of rural Minnesota communities, we’ve created the Courageous Leadership Award.

Click below to read stories of individuals, organizations and communities that received a 2019 Courageous Leadership Award for their early and sustained leadership in rural broadband access and use.

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From the Blandin on Broadband Blog

Vast Broadband to be acquired by GI Partners

Oct 20

GI Partners announces… Vast Broadband (“Vast”), a leading provider of gigabit-speed broadband, video, and phone in South Dakota and Minnesota, today announced it has signed an agreement to be acquired by GI Partners, a leading US-based investor in data infrastructure businesses, in partnership … Continue reading

EVENT Nov 20: Minnesota Broadband Coalition Strategy Session

Oct 19

From the MN Broadband Coalition… Save the Date! Minnesota Broadband Coalition Strategy Session Friday, November 20, 2020 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Via Zoom This meeting will  include a professional facilitator to help us develop a cohesive strategy for the … Continue reading

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Bernadine Joselyn

Director of Public Policy and Engagement

Direct: 218-327-8728

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Mary Magnuson

Program Assistant - Public Policy & Engagement

Direct: 218-327-8738

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