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

2nd Annual GigaZone Gaming Championship Set for Sept. 29-30 in Bemidji

Jun 24

I’m not even a gamer and I have to say – what’s not to like here?! 2nd Annual GigaZone Gaming Championship Set for Sept. 29-30 in Bemidji The region’s stadium style e-Sporting event returns with over $4,500 in cash and … Continue reading

Trump pre-announces $1 trillion proposal for rural broadband

Jun 24

According to Bloomberg, President Trump is touting a plan to come out soon for rural infrastructure and will include $1 trillion for broadband… “I will be including a provision in our infrastructure proposal — $1 trillion proposal, you’ll be seeing … Continue reading

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