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.

~We are looking to quantify community return on broadband investment. If you have a story to tell on how better broadband has saved you money or opened doors for you, please let us know.~

From the Blandin on Broadband Blog

Problems facing MN Broadband Grantees: What we can Learn from Kandiyohi County

Sep 20

Kandiyohi County was a recipient of a Minnesota Border to Border broadband grant. The County was working with CTC (Consolidated Telephone Company) to serve around 1700 homes in an area north of Willmar, in the Lake Florida-Norway Lake region. They … Continue reading

How much is a public infrastructure project? Putting $22 million for fiber in Yellow Medicine County in perspective

Sep 19

Government Technology reports on the prospective cost of better broadband in Yellow Medicine County (MN)… A newly completed study looking at bringing broadband service to rural areas of the county calculates that it will cost $20 million to $22 million … Continue reading

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