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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Blandin Broadband Communities Program
Arrowhead Intelligent Region
From the Blandin on Broadband Blog
EVENT Feb 16: ILSR’s Building for Digital Equity Returns
The Institute for Local Self Reliance reports… Save the date! ILSR’s Community Broadband Networks team is back for a second season of our Building for Digital Equity series. You can register now here. The free online live stream will be held on Feb. 16 from … Continue reading
Broadband Budget at MN Senate Committee Ag, Broadband, and Rural Dev Committee
Today the MN Senate Committee Agriculture, Broadband, and Rural Development Committee met and heard from Bree Maki, Director of the Office of Broadband Development about Governor Walz’s broadband budget. The presentation was quick. Senators had questions, many of which seemed … Continue reading
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