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.
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Annual Broadband Conference
We invite you to join us this fall for a next generation broadband-enabled, broadband-focused conference.
Learn More About Broadband
Research and reports, past broadband conference materials, tools you can use and success stories.
Broadband Webinar Series
Blandin Broadband Communities Program
BBC Member Page
Robust Network Feasibility Fund Grants
Community Broadband Resources Program
2019 Awards: Broadband
From the Blandin on Broadband Blog
Dakota County (MN) Board District 7 election: Mary Hamann-Roland supports broadband
The Twin Cities Pioneer Press outlines candidate profiles for a number of election, including Dakota County Board, where Mary Hamann-Roland is running against Chris Gerlach. Hamann-Roland mentioned broadband as a top priority; Gerlach responses were not available. What would your … Continue reading
Broadband 2020: Broadband 101: Conducting Feasibility Studies by Mark Mrla, Finley Engineering
Thanks to everyone who joined the conversation on feasibility studies. It was great to have a breadth of experience of people who have produced feasibility studies and those who have ordered them! How do I get high speed broadband into … Continue reading
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