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
Do we need another push to get more voices on the MN digital equity plan team?
The MN Office of Broadband Development put out a call to get communities involved in preparing a digital equity plan that will lead the state into a place for more equitable technology practices and be submitted to federal funders to … Continue reading
MTA & MREA submit a petition to the MN PUC to suspect LTD Broadband’s ETC designation while considering revocation
When last we left our heroes at the PUC, they had decided to continue to move forward looking at revoking LTD Broadband’s ETC designation. Then the prehearing conference was moved from March 6 to March 13, 2023. But as of today … Continue reading
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Community Broadband Program - Public Policy & Engagement
Rural communities and organizations with broadband access thrive and grow.