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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.

Scroll down for information about our broadband community cohorts and available grants.

Learn more about broadband – Research and reports, past broadband conference materials, tools you can use and success stories.

From the Blandin on Broadband Blog

First day of online learning in MN presents challenges but keeps kids safe

Apr 04

I’ve been holding onto this article since Tuesday – a recap from MinnPost on how different schools are doing with online learning in Minnesota during coronavirus threat. I’m going to include snippets based on location: From Bemidji ‘Just one laptop … Continue reading

Pandemic preparation for a local urban broadband providers: Community Networks with US Internet

Apr 04

Keeping up with broadband these days is becoming 24×7 job these days. I’m catching up a little bit over the weekend – starting with the Community Network’s podcast. This last week, Chris Mitchell spoke to Travis Carter of US Internet … Continue reading

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