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Broadband

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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Research and reports, past broadband conference materials, tools you can use and success stories.

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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

EVENTS: DEED Office of Broadband Development to Host BEAD Challenge Process Information Sessions

Jun 21

The Office of Broadband Development is hosting a number of events… The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) today announced its Office of Broadband Development (OBD) will host informational sessions before the federal Broadband, Equity, Access & Deployment … Continue reading

Are broadband providers in Minnesota offering low-income discounts to replace ACP?

Jun 21

I was spurred by Benton Institute for Society’s list, What are [National] ISPs Offering Consumers After ACP?, to take a look at what providers in Minnesota are doing now that federal funding for broadband subsidies for low-income households (ACP) has … 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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