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

Supreme Court says States can tax online purchases

Jun 22

USA Today  reports… A closely divided Supreme Court upended the  nation’s Internet marketplace Thursday, ruling that states can collect sales taxes from online retailers. The decision, which overturns an Supreme Court precedent, will boost state revenues at the expense of consumers and sellers … Continue reading

SouthernMinn’s take on the Farm Foundation Broadband Listening Session

Jun 21

The Faribault Daily News (part of the SouthernMinn family of newspapers) reports on the broadband listening session I attended earlier this week… Jannine Miller, the senior advisor for Rural Infrastructure for the USDA, was the Trump Administration representative. She spoke … Continue reading

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