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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 24: Broadband at Senate Committee on Ag, Rural Development, and Housing Finance

Feb 22

I am planning to attend and will plan to livestream… Monday, February 24, 2020 – 3:00 PM Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Housing Finance Chair: Sen. Torrey N. Westrom 3 p.m. Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg. Agenda: S.F. 3408-Westrom: … Continue reading

Update from MN Broadband Coalition: upcoming meetings and call to action

Feb 21

From the MN Broadband Coalition… Broadband Funding to be Heard in House and Senate; Contact your Legislator Saint Paul—We received the news earlier this week that HF 3029—the broadband funding bill for an additional $30 million each year authored by … Continue reading

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