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Aitkin County gets Blandin grants for wifi, community website and high tech conference center

The Aitkin Age reports on Aitkin County’s community broadband partnership with the Blandin Foundation, Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB) and St. Louis County. They have been working on plans and have recently received funding for a few specific projects… 168 more words


Bemidji MN innovates and reinvents with focus on future and a little fiber

Yesterday I went with the Blandin team and the Iron Range Broadband Communities to Bemidji to talk about innovation and reinvention. The meeting wasn’t all about broadband – but I wanted to share notes – because it was a great opportunity for attending communities to learn from a community that very intentionally set goals and met them. 707 more words


Now available – Model Broadband Feasibility Study Request for Proposal

Good information is required for good decision-making, especially when the consequences of those decisions are important and expensive. For community leaders working to improve local broadband services, good information is usually acquired by hiring a consultant to conduct a feasibility study. 180 more words

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Blandin on Broadband eNews May 2017: Broadband issues at the legislature

A recap of news from April…

The role of broadband feasibility studies
The Blandin Foundation has granted $718,321 to 24 rural Minnesota communities to support the cost of a broadband feasibility studies. 1,292 more words


Blandin Webinar Archive: Broadband Finance Strategies

Webinar April 2017 Broadband Finance Strategies
April 27, 2017 03:00 PM

Financing public sector investment in broadband projects can be complex, requiring both financial and political accountability. 38 more words


Broadband feasibility studies are a step toward grant applications, RFPs, getting networks built!

Last week, the MN Broadband Task Force heard from practitioners on the utility of feasibility studies. I’m on the Task Force and found the topic interesting and worth a deeper dive, especially given Blandin Foundation’s experience with and commitment to the feasibility study as a key step in moving a broadband project closer to reality. 443 more words


NE Minnesota Communities Need Better Broadband

The Grand Rapids Herald Review recently posted a letter to the editor from Dr. Kathy Annette, President of the Blandin Foundation…

To reach fullest potential, NE Minnesota communities need better broadband | Opinion | grandrapidsmn.com…

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