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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

Can 5G Compete with Cable Broadband? A response from 5G

Jul 15

I asked Nokia’s Brian Pickering about Doug Dawson’s timely Pots and Pans 5G blog post today.  Brian shared this response with me and Blandin on Broadband blog readers.  You can see Brian’s presentation to our Blandin Broadband Leadership Roundtable here: … Continue reading

EVENT Sep 10: UMN Extension’s Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference

Jul 15

I remember attending the UMN Extension’s Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference last year and being very impressed. The event is being moved online. SO even easier to access and the lineup looks good… The 2020 Conference will be held online on … Continue reading

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