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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

EVENT: June 11 Blandin Broadband Communities vision meeting with Le Sueur County

May 31

Le Sueur County News reports… Le Sueur County is inviting the public to help develop broadband projects in the county at Blandin Broadband Community Vision and Brainstorm meetings.  At these meetings, priorities will be determined and projects developed to improve … Continue reading

Rep Ecklund says Broadband investments necessary during, after COVID-19

May 31

Duluth News Tribune posts an editorial from Representative Rob Ecklund. Here’s a portion of that letter… The legislation I championed would help expand broadband access to more folks who have no internet access (unserved) and to those who have woefully … Continue reading

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