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.

Current work is described below. Or you can see what we’ve learned about community-based broadband work.

From the Blandin on Broadband Blog

The Ownership Society (Part 3): Broadband by Lori Swanson

Dec 11

Re-posting with permission… The Ownership Society (Part 3):  Broadband By Lori Swanson December 5, 2017 Our goal as a nation should be to create an Opportunity Society in which everyone has the opportunity to climb the economic ladder of upward … Continue reading

Will Franken replacement be broadband proponent?

Dec 09

CNBC reports (via Minneapolis Star Tribune and Politico) that… Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith is the most likely choice to succeed outgoing Sen. Al Franken, the Star Tribune and Politico reported. They also report… “Tina has focused on building an economy that works … Continue reading

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