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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.

Scroll down for information about our broadband community cohorts and available grants.

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

From the Blandin on Broadband Blog

Telehealth upgrades unrelated to COVID-19 – weird and wonderful innovations

Jun 06

Dr Bertalan Meskó recently wrote about new innovations in telehealth that have come up in the last few months but are unrelated to COVID-19. The author (rightly in my case) assumed that I hadn’t read about them… Researchers have created a … Continue reading

EVENT June 17: Webinar – No Place But Home – Is This Rural’s Moment to Become Intelligent?

Jun 06

From the Intelligent Community Forum, with Blandin Broadband Communities broadband coach, Bill Coleman… People living in cities became anxious during COVID and remain that way in its aftermath. Cities are frayed and at a tipping point. There is a significant … Continue reading

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