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

RS Fiber Announces Faster Wireless Broadband Speeds and Expanded Coverage

Aug 17

Good news from RS Fiber… Winthrop, MN – RS Fiber has announced it will be offering a second level of broadband speed and expanding coverage area of its wireless broadband service, RS Air. Company officials say a download speed of … Continue reading

MN Broadband Task Force: Fixed wireless, satellite, CAF and MN grant challenge process

Aug 16

Today the Minnesota Broadband Task Force met; the topics of the day were fixed wireless and satellite. It was interesting to hear from the various vendors. In short they got an update on what’s going on with fixed wireless and … Continue reading

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