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.
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From the Blandin on Broadband Blog
Sherburne County set to expand broadband in Big Lake Township with Midco
The Sherburne Patriot reports… The Sherburne County Board last week gave its commitment to support a new broadband project. The company Midco is planning a project that would serve 240 addresses in Big Lake Twp. Midco is applying to the … Continue reading
MN Broadband Task Force Nov meeting: BEAD updates
The Minnesota Broadband Task Force met today. They got an update from the Office of Broadband Development on the BEAD process. Pew reinforced those comments with a national/research background. Two important messages: submit public comments on the Initial Proposals if … Continue reading
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