Measuring Impact of Broadband in 5 Rural MN Communities

Publish by: Blandin Foundation
June 6, 2018

Access to, and use of, high-speed Internet is critical for today’s communities. Across rural Minnesota are stories of communities putting in the hard work necessary to bring the benefits of broadband home. These stories illustrate the impact that broadband investment can have on a community’s vibrancy.

Blandin Foundation commissioned Ann Treacy of Treacy Information Services and Bill Coleman of Community Technology Advisors to look at five counties well served with broadband – Beltrami County, Crow Wing County, Goodhue County, Lake County, and Sibley County.

The purpose of these case studies is to determine the value of that broadband based on impact to the members of that community.

To learn more about the study, read the full publication here. 

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