Broadband

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.

Current work is described below. Or you can see what we’ve learned about community-based broadband work.

From the Blandin on Broadband Blog

Red Wing Ignite Wins $750K Federal Grant

Jul 23

Big congrats to Red Wing Ignite! Twin Cities Business Magazine reports… Red Wing Ignite, a Red Wing economic development organization, was one of 44 organizations chosen to receive a grant through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s 2019 i6 Challenge and … Continue reading

Is Your Community Ready to Join the Smart21?

Jul 23

I’ve talked before about the Intelligent Community Forum, a strategy for using broadband (and more) as an economic and community development tool. Also it’s a contest of sorts and they are inviting people to entertain the idea of applying… ICF … Continue reading

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