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

Senators Franken and Heitkamp talk about rural America – including rural broadband

Aug 19

Senator Franken has a podcast he started just a few months ago. Recently he spoke with Senator Heidi Heitkamp. She has started an organization called One Country, an effort to help policymakers (especially Democrats) better understand rural areas. So they … Continue reading

Le Sueur County helps Bevcomm prepare for MN broadband grant application

Aug 19

Le Sueur County News reports… Le Sueur County Commissioners met with several cable providers July 16 to explore the possibility of installing fiber optic cable across the county to reach under-served rural areas. The internet service provider Bevcomm expressed interest … Continue reading

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