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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.

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Learn more about broadband – Research and reports, past broadband conference materials, tools you can use and success stories.

From the Blandin on Broadband Blog

Incorrect MN broadband maps making some areas ineligible for broadband grant and leaving students offline

Jun 03

MinnPost reports on folks in rural areas trying to keep up with distance eudcation depsite spotty broadband and the maps that are overstating their access and making it harder to get grants and other funding to upgrade to sufficient broadband. … Continue reading

Sen Klobuchar et al urge Congressional leaders to ensure Broadband for College Students

Jun 03

From Senator Klobuchar’s office… Klobuchar, Eshoo Lead Bicameral Letter Urging Congressional Leaders to Ensure College Students in Need Have Access to High-Speed Internet In May, Klobuchar and Eshoo introduced bicameral legislation to help ensure students with financial need can access critical … Continue reading

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