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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 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.

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.

Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA)

Information on broadband funding under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

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.

Digital Inclusion

Information that will help with broadband implementation.

Broadband Speed Tests

Check the speed of your broadband.


State and federal resources for more information on broadband.

Contact Us

Contact the Office of Broadband Development.

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