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Office of Broadband Development

Office of Broadband Development

Border-to-border high-speed Internet access is the goal throughout Minnesota. The Office of Broadband Development helps Minnesotans understand broadband options available and work together to improve availability and use of high speed broadband services.

What We Do

Learn about the role of the office in broadband activities throughout the state.

Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) Program

A federal program that provides funding for broadband infrastructure and the preparation of a plan by each eligible entity for how to achieve internet for all. The BEAD Challenge portal is now OPEN.

Broadband Task Force

Learn about the purpose and goals of this governor-appointed task force.

Broadband Grant Program

Learn about the Border-to-Border Broadband Development Grant Program.

Digital Opportunity

Information that will help with broadband implementation.

Telecommuter Forward! Certification

Apply for Telecommuter Forward! Certification.

Line Extension Connection Program

Apply for Broadband Line Extension Connection Program.

K-12 Connect Forward Initiative

Working to ensure that all students in Minnesota have access to scalable infrastructure, high-speed affordable bandwidth, and ubiquitous Wi-Fi for digital learning.

Financial Assistance

Options for financial assistance to help pay for broadband services.

Maps and Data

Information and interactive maps that track broadband availability.

Minnesota Broadband Goals

Goals in statute to guide the state’s broadband development efforts.

Community Planning

Planning resources and tips for communities.

Broadband Speed Tests

Check the speed of your broadband.

Minnesota Reports and Resources

State and federal reports and resources for more information on broadband.

Webinars and Recorded Events

We are committed to providing community members, partners, and broadband deployment and access grantees with updated information and resources through the webinars and recorded events available.

Contact the Office of Broadband Development

Contact information for the Office of Broadband Development.

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