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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

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

Jacobson Community Center get creative with WiFi

Jun 03

The best introductin to community wifi goes to Jacobson Community Center newsletter in Jacobson MN… A stellar member of our community (who is a Star Trek fan) reported the following dream/vision that occurred to him during his afternoon siesta. He … Continue reading

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