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
Comcast expands better broadband to Corcoran and Rodgers (Hennepin County)
Hometown Source reports from Comcast a slight update from the news last fall; it looks like Rodgers has been added to the cities getting better broadband… Comcast announced expansions of its broadband network to seven cities including Corcoran and portions … Continue reading
Bill introduced MN HF4025: to establish the Minnesota Advisory Council on Infrastructure
HF4025 was introduced the Minnesota Advisory Council on Infrastructure. Short Description: A bill for an act relating to infrastructure; establishing the Minnesota Advisory Council on Infrastructure; specifying office powers and duties; providing for implementation; requiring reports; appropriating money; proposing coding for … Continue reading
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