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

Who is taking advantage of online sharing economy? And how?

Aug 22

The NTIA recently released info from a recent survey on who is participating in the sharing economy… In our most recent Internet Use Survey, conducted in 2017, NTIA included questions about participation in the sharing economy for the first time. … Continue reading

Policymakers meet in Cedar Rapids to discuss broadband

Aug 22

Northfield News* reports… U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer, D-Dubuque, and Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on Aug. 5 led a 10-person roundtable that included representatives from state internet service providers, health care and education groups at the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic … Continue reading

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