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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

Intensive, two-year partnerships with Blandin Foundation to advance local broadband initiatives.
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Arrowhead Intelligent Region

A partnership to deliver on a broadband-fueled economy in NE Minnesota

From the Blandin on Broadband Blog

Mayo Clinic Partners with Zipline to bring drone medication delivery to Houston, Jacksonville and Rochester, Minnesota

May 25

Healthcare IT News reports… Zipline, the drone delivery and logistics company, announced this week its new partnership with Mayo Clinic’s hospital-at-home program that’s designed to deliver medications and other home-based care needs. Texas-based Memorial Hermann Health System will also work … Continue reading

Another take on MN Broadband laws that make municipal networks easier – from the local government perspective

May 25

Broadband Breakfast reports… Minnesota state lawmakers repealed two state laws on Wednesday, effectively removing barriers preventing cities and towns from providing municipal broadband services. The legislative change reduces the number of states with laws preempting local governments from building their … Continue reading

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Your feedback strengthens our broadband programs. Contact us to share your thoughts. You may also subscribe to our mailing list, or contact the following Broadband team members.

Mary Magnuson

Mary Magnuson

Grants Program Officer - Rural Placemaking

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Direct: 218-326-8738

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