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

Rep. Angie Craig awarded National Farmers Union Golden Triangle Award

Sep 22

Sun this Week reports… U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, D-Eagan, recently received the National Farmers Union Golden Triangle Award for her work to support Minnesota’s family farmers. The award, which was presented by the Minnesota Farmers Union, is given to members … Continue reading

Telemedicine Saves Almost $4K Per Diabetic Annually

Sep 20

People are always looking for these fast facts. This is a good one. Broadband World News reports… Telehealth can save rural diabetes patients almost $4,000 per year, according to a pilot program sponsored by broadband infrastructure finance firm CoBank. The … Continue reading

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