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:
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.
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.
Broadband Discussion Series
Blandin Broadband Communities Program
Broadband Innovation Grants
Robust Network Feasibility Fund Grants
Community Broadband Resources Program
Arrowhead Intelligent Region
From the Blandin on Broadband Blog
OPPORTUNITY: Open positions in MN State Boards, Councils and Committees
There were a few positions that I thought might be of interest to readers… Launch Minnesota Vacancies: 2 Seats — Higher Education or Government Representative (Greater Minnesota or Metro Area) Vacancies: 8 Seats — Private Business Representative (Entrepreneurs, large businesses, … Continue reading
Internet Speeds up to 10 Gigabits Coming to Northern Minnesota
Good news from Paul Bunyan… The region’s fastest all-fiber optic network, the GigaZone®, is being upgraded and will be able to deliver Internet speeds both upload and download up to 10 Gigabits per second beginning September 1, the cooperative announced … Continue reading
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