Blandin Foundation stands with Minnesota’s rural leaders and communities as they create and claim futures that are resilient, vibrant and connected.
Broadband connects rural communities to the world and is essential infrastructure for the future. Rural people and places need high-speed Internet, and the skills to use it, to create new jobs, access modern education and healthcare services, and stay connected to others.
Since 2003, the Blandin Community Broadband Program (BCBP) has worked with rural communities across Minnesota to improve broadband access, adoption and use. Guided by the vision, “Everyone in Minnesota will be able to use convenient, affordable world-class broadband networks that enable us to survive and thrive in our communities and across the globe,” the BCBP program engaged leaders at local, state and federal levels to ignite and sustain policies that support rural access to robust broadband.
Learn More About Our Work in Broadband
Research and reports, past broadband conference materials, tools you can use and success stories.
Blandin Broadband Communities Program
Arrowhead Intelligent Region
From the Blandin on Broadband Blog
EVENT June 7: Building For Digital Equity Event
An invitation from the Institute for Local Self Reliance… Our next Building for Digital Equity (B4DE) event is only weeks away. Have you registered yet? Sponsored by UTOPIA Fiber, the June 7 virtual gathering will feature engaging debates on the hottest topics in … Continue reading
OPPORTUNITY: Pine County Digital Inclusion Survey
Here’s an opportunity for folks in Pine County and an idea for other communities as Pine County News reports… The Pine County Digital Connection Committee is conducting a digital inclusion survey in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic … Continue reading
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