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.

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

~We are looking to quantify community return on broadband investment. If you have a story to tell on how better broadband has saved you money or opened doors for you, please let us know.~

From the Blandin on Broadband Blog

HBC Services Now Available in Cannon Falls

Sep 25

Good news for Cannon Falls from Hiawatha Broadband… Hiawatha Broadband Communications, Inc. (HBC) has announced that residents and businesses can begin signing up for its Internet, Video, and Phone services in Cannon Falls. HBC officials said approximately 400 homes and … Continue reading

Fond du Lac get $600,000 from HUD for Broadband

Sep 25

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports… The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded nearly $1.8 million to three American Indian tribes in Minnesota to improve housing conditions and to stimulate local development. One project was for broadband … Continue reading

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