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

Iron Range’s Aaron Brown on the promise of broadband – including some meeting dates to help the dream come true

Sep 24

Arron Brown has spoken eloquently on the need for broadband on the Iron Range. He spoke at at the Fall Broadband conference last year – and I remember his joyous column when he got real broadband a few years ago. … Continue reading

RS Fiber Renville County broadband grant project on track for June 2019 completion

Sep 24

The West Central Tribune reports… A project to provide broadband service to underserved areas in Renville County is on track for a June 2019 completion. Work should be getting underway this week to install an underground, fiber-optic cable along a … Continue reading

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