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

Minnesota PUC holding public hearings across MN with unhappy Frontier Customers

Aug 19

MPR reports on the troubles that Frontier customers are having with their broadband service… Some of Frontier Communications’ unhappy customers have been living with poor telephone, internet and customer service for years. “Our internet here is horrible, our provider is … Continue reading

Bill Coleman and Chris Mitchell ask – Are CAF II Investments Helping Rural Minnesota?

Aug 18

The podcast is a good listen. Here’s the intro from Community Networks… In the most recent report from the Blandin Foundation, Researcher Bill Coleman from Community Technology Advisors and his crew put boots to the ground to examine the results … Continue reading

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