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

RUS Broadband Program applications now accepted for 2019

Nov 16

According to the Federal Register… The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an Agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces that it is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2019 for the Rural Broadband Access Loans and Loan Guarantees … Continue reading

USDA Partners with CTC to Broadband to Underserved Areas in Todd County

Nov 16

Minnesota Rural Development announces… United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director for Minnesota Brad Finstad today announced more than $2 million to improve e-Connectivity in rural communities. “Modern infrastructure for e-connectivity is no longer a luxury; it’s … Continue reading

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