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.

From the Blandin on Broadband Blog

Nobles County broadband project breaks ground

Jul 21

Good news from The Globe… Lismore Cooperative Telephone Co. on Wednesday officially broke ground on its ambitious project to deliver high-speed internet to much of Nobles County. The project got legs when the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development … Continue reading

Congressman Emmer Supports Focus on Tech Apprenticeships

Jul 21

News from Minnesota Congressman Tom Emmer on building tech skills… Last week, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) cosponsored the Championing Apprenticeships for New Careers and Employees in Technology (CHANCE in Tech) Act. “As I travel across Minnesota, employers often express their … Continue reading

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