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

Steve Kelley’s take on federal funding and rural broadband

Jan 21

The University of Minnesota recently interviewed Steve Kelley about President Trump recent Executive Order to expand access to broadband internet in rural America. Here is one of their questions… How likely do you think it is that the federal government … Continue reading

Lyon County gets results of broadband feasibility study

Jan 20

The Marshall Independent reports on the results of Lyon County’s broadband feasibility study. Lyon County was part of a project with Chippewa, Lincoln, Murray, Pipestone and Yellow Medicine counties who collectively hired CCG Consulting and Finley Engineering were selected to … Continue reading

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