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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

Policy changes make telehealth possible especially for non-COVID19 issues

May 23

Faribault Daily News reports… While the technology enabling the significant shift to telemedicine has been in place for years, most providers have preferred to stick with face-to-face appointments. In addition, Medicare and other health insurance often haven’t reimbursed care providers … Continue reading

AT&T and the AT&T Foundation Donate Nearly $100,000 to Help Residents in Twin Cities Experiencing Homelessness or Hunger

May 23

Super careful readers will know that homelessness is something I care a lot about – so I couldn’t resist sharing this… Nonprofits that help people experiencing homelessness and vulnerabilities in Minneapolis and St. Paul are facing immense challenges during the … Continue reading

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