Regional Services that Promote Broadband Connectivity
St. Louis County relies on broadband for its core public safety and infrastructure and is a partner of the NESC Middle Mile Fiber Project.
St. Louis County works in partnership with communities and regional partners in our broad economic development activities. Our regional partners provide a wide variety of financial and technical support to businesses and communities interested in pursuing improved broadband access and speed. Following is a list of organizations involved in funding broadband research and investments.
The Office of Broadband Development helps Minnesota residents understand broadband options available and works towards its goal of border-to-border high-speed internet access throughout Minnesota. Read more about their grant program here
The Office of Broadband Development has a list of resources for communities to use when planning their broadband development. Read more here
Blandin Foundation provides up to $1.5 million in grants and technical support for rural Minnesota communities. Read more here