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

Star Tribune features PCs for People and CEO Casey Sorenson

Apr 21

PCs for People has been working with Blandin Broadband Communities, brigning refurbished computers to rural communities, for about 10 years. The days of computer distribution in the communities are often some of the most heart warming stories. So it was … Continue reading

Brent Christensen Named 2019 Grassroots Advocate of the Year by NTCA

Apr 20

Congrats to Brent – and to the NTCA for selecting him… NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association awarded Brent J. Christensen, president and chief executive officer of the Minnesota Telecom Alliance (MTA), with the 2019 Grassroots Advocate of the Year award during … Continue reading

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