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 …

VIDEO: Mapping is Key When Identifying the Digital Divide

On the heels of Digital Inclusion Week, some may wonder what is happening in Washington, D.C. to reach those that have been excluded from broadband (high-speed internet) access. Brent Legg, Vice President of Government Affairs for Connected Nation, spoke with RFD-TV about issues that arise when lawmakers have access to little or inaccurate data. “Unfortunately, many of the areas that …

Broadband Study Says Walton County is Lacking

By Peyton LoCicero, MyPanhandle.com Published: May 24, 2018 Walton County, Fla. – In this day and age, having high speed internet is vital to growing an area and can make it or break it. A recent study done showed, that Walton County is severely lacking to provide residents with the service they need. Whether it is students doing their homework, …

VIDEO: We Must Examine What It Means to be Digitally Excluded

Although Digital Inclusion Week is over, digital exclusion is still ongoing for many people without broadband, or high-speed internet, access. Heather Gate, Director of Digital Inclusion at Connected Nation, spoke with RDF-TV about the perils of digital exclusion and the steps Connected Nation takes to pursue inclusion. “The issue with exclusion is that people are not able to participate in …