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

Differences Remain Between House and Senate Broadband Proposals

Apr 25

From the MN Rural Broadband Coalition… The House and Senate passed their broadband funding bills this week, but each bill makes drastically different investments in the Border-to-Border Broadband Grant Program. HF 2208, the House Jobs Omnibus Bill, passed the House … Continue reading

MHTA Spring Conference May 9 in Mpls

Apr 24

If you’re interested in technology and innovation or economic development – this will be a great conference… MHTA Annual Spring Conference This annual one-day tech conference in Brooklyn Park is attended by business, technology and industry leaders as well as … Continue reading

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