MN passes Broadband Bill & Rural Minnesota awarded ARRA broadband funding

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Great news from the Blandin Foundation today…

First there was this win, originally reported by Ann Treacy:  “Minnesota Broadband Bill Passes!”

Then, Bernadine Joselyn informed us:

“On behalf of our 19 partners in the Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities coalition, we are very pleased to share the news our $4.7 million grant request has been approved by NTIA. Senator Klobuchar (MN) just made the announcement!

Through this BTOP grant, over the next two years the Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities (MIRC) coalition, led by the Blandin Foundation, will bring a network of resources and support to rural Minnesota individuals and communities—especially those unemployed and seeking employment, small businesses, coalitions of government entities, and local leaders.”

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Congratulations to Blandin Foundation and kudos to Ann & the team for their relentless work in all that they do for Minnesota in the name of Broadband!

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