MVTV Wireless would like to congratulate the 10 new Blandin Broadband Communities!
These communities were hand-picked from a list of more than 140 applicants vying for a Blandin Broadband Community partnership.
- Carlton County
- Central Woodlands (East Central RDC)
- Chisago County
- Martin County
- Nobles County
- Red Wing
- Redwood County
- Resilient Region Virtual Hwy Taskforce
- RS Fiber Cooperative
- Sherburne County
* for community and project details, visit http://blandinonbroadband.org/2014/11/20/10-blandin-broadband-communities-named-at-the-mnbroadband-conference/
What does it mean to become a Blandin Broadband Community (BBC)? According to the Blandin on Broadband blog:
The Blandin Broadband Communities program is an intensive, two-year partnership between the Blandin Foundation and selected rural Minnesota communities. The program provides planning, technical and financial support to communities that demonstrate the determination to bring the benefits of a broadband-enabled economy to their communities. – Blandin on Broadband
How are the winners chosen? Communities were selected based on demonstrated commitment to work together across sectors to set and meet information technology goals and bridge digital divides.
“It takes strong local leadership and commitment from whole communities to tackle the tough issues related to Internet access and use,” said Dr. Kathy Annette, Blandin Foundation CEO.”
The winners were announced during last week’s ‘Border to Border Broadband – No Community Left Behind’ conference. For more information on The Blandin Foundation and the BBC program, visit http://blandinfoundation.org/ . Better yet… get news and progress reports on the fly by subscribing to the Blandin on Broadband Blog.MVTV Wireless Your Broadband Internet Provider ‘Connecting Rural Minnesota’ @ruraltechnology