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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

EVENT Feb 27 #DLDay Webinar: Innovate! Every Classroom, Every Day with Digital Learning

Feb 15

A fun, free event for educators to celebrate Digital Learning Day… Innovate! Every Classroom, Every Day with Digital Learning February 27, 2020 12 pm EST Panelists Evan Marwell, Founder & CEO, Education SuperHighway Matthew Mayo, Director of Technology, Edgecombe County School … Continue reading

Update from MN Broadband Coalition on MN Broadband Bills – next meeting Feb 25

Feb 14

From the MN Broadband Coalition Newsletter… Legislature Convenes 2020 Session; House Bill Hearing; Senate Broadband Bill Introduced Saint Paul—The 2020 legislative session is finally underway here in Minnesota’s capital city. Legislators returned to the capitol for a day of smiles … Continue reading

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