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

Tax changes could make it harder for cooperatives to provide broadband

Nov 14

As if policy and technology weren’t enough to make it hard to understand broadband for your community – we can now throw in taxes! But the devil is in the details and understanding the policy, technology and taxes helps your … Continue reading

Lake County gets 4 bids for their fiber network

Nov 13

The Lake County News Chronicle reports… The Lake County Board of Commissioners learned four entities submitted bids for Lake Connections, the county’s municipal broadband project. The initial bidding period ended Nov. 2 with Lake Partners, Hanson Communications, Mediacom Communications Corp. … Continue reading

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