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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

What’s the difference between unserved and underserved? Not much when the definitions are low

Aug 12

I’m a big fan of Doug Dawson. He has worked with a wide range of communities and providers. He understands policy and he knows what’s it’s like on the frontlines. He’s practical. This week he has an column in CircleID … Continue reading

Don’t despair, look at what we are learning through COVID, like the importance of broadband

Aug 12

The West Central Tribune today posts a pep talk on getting through the pandemic our best selves… Like an end-of-summer, little kids’ tee-ball game, this pandemic seems to be dragging on forever. We are so done. But rather than folding … Continue reading

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