Benton County Broadband Profile: Wireless pushes the stats today but not for the future

Benton County has been actively seeking to improve broadband for many years. They were part of the ARRA-funded, Blandin-led Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities project; it sought to increase broadband adoption. In 2015, CenturyLink was awarded $382,883 to build broadband infrastructure … Continue reading

36 rural Minnesota communities with concerted broadband adoption efforts – thanks to Blandin Foundation

I realized there wasn’t a good list of Blandin Broadband Communities; communities that have received support from Blandin to increase broadband adoption. Support means funding but it also means help getting a group of community leaders together to create and … Continue reading

Keynote Presentation – Is Rural Minnesota Poised for the Digital Age? #MNBroadband Conference 2017

Presentation by Roberto Gallardo, Assistant Director/CED Specialist, Purdue Center for Regional Development, Purdue University Facilitated by Danna MacKenzie, Director, Minnesota Office of Broadband Development The digital age is transforming the current socioeconomic landscape. Urban and rural communities alike need to … Continue reading