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.
Learn More About Our Work in Broadband
Research and reports, past broadband conference materials, tools you can use and success stories.
Blandin Broadband Communities Program
Arrowhead Intelligent Region
From the Blandin on Broadband Blog
Nominations Open: Benton Digital Equity Champions deadline Dec 19
From the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society… We’re Now Accepting Nominations for the 2023 Charles Benton Digital Equity Champion Awards Do you know someone who should be recognized for their work in digital equity? Or someone who has brought … Continue reading
OPPORTUNITY: MN PUC is looking for members
The Secretary of State reports… The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State today released notice of vacancies for various state boards, councils and committees that are accepting applications. Minnesotans are encouraged to apply and serve in demonstration of public … Continue reading
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