Stories

These Bandwidth Hogs Slow Your Internet (Unless You Have Fiber)

January 25, 2023

Many internet users experience a sluggish connection even with “high-speed internet.” They’ve invested in a good Wi-Fi router, perhaps a range extender, and may have even upgraded to a faster internet plan. So why do they find themselves frequently frustrated by slowdowns and freeze-ups? What about their devices—or internet plan—causes this underwhelming performance? And what, if anything, can people do to reduce or even eliminate these issues? The most likely culprits behind poor internet performance are bandwidth hogs—devices and online activities that gobble up too much bandwidth and slow down everyone’s internet access.

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Your Guide to Smart Home Security

December 17, 2022

Your top priority is keeping your family and home protected and safe from harm.  Thankfully, today’s technology can help you feel safe by making you more aware of what’s happening outside your home, no matter where you are. And smart home technology can help deter crime, as well.

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Counting Your Devices: How Much Speed Do You Need?

November 11, 2022

Today’s homes are brimming with devices that connect to the internet. Technology is everywhere in your home, from tablets to smart TVs to cell phones and smart speakers. Because you use reliable high-speed internet from Alpine Communications, you can confidently stay connected to the internet for all of your streaming and internet needs. But, if your home is full of devices and people who regularly use them, you may wonder if you need to upgrade your internet speed.

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Building a Smart Backyard: Create Your Ideal Entertaining Space

November 8, 2022

If you’re like many homeowners over the past few years, you’ve already discovered the conveniences—and cost savings—of creating a smart home. From improved energy efficiency with smart thermostats to increased security of smart doorbells and cameras to the calm-inducing ambiance of smart lighting, smart home technology can transform your house into an ideal living space.

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Back to School Tech for Each Grade Level

October 24, 2022

As technology has improved over the past year, it is time to consider new devices and tech to make this a productive and engaging school year. And with Alpine Communications high-speed internet, your child can utilize this new tech at home, giving them an edge on learning and helping them explore their world.

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Roblox: What Parents Need to Know

October 17, 2022

Though Roblox is just one online game your child can play on Alpine Communications internet network, we think it’s worthy of your attention. And before you think that learning more about Roblox isn’t worth it, consider this: over half of all children under 16 played Roblox in 2020 alone, a truly astounding statistic. And as recently as May 2022, 43 million people played it daily.

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Marine Corps Born, Army Retired

October 10, 2022

Marine Corps born, Army retired is John Ciceron, Alpine’s newest broadband technician. While in the military, John ran wire for artillery units. He was a wire chief admin for two years working on satellite communications. John served in the Marine Corp Communications from 2000-2004 and the Minnesota Army National Guard Communications from 2004 – 2016.

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Puzzle Solver – Austin Behrend

October 4, 2022

Who doesn’t love a good puzzle? A good mystery to solve? Austin Behrend enjoys it so much, he decided to make it his profession. As System and Data Analyst for Alpine Communications, Austin gathers data and puts together the pieces to help with processes and procedures, visualize data through charts and graphs, and identify areas which may need attention.  

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Three Red Flags to Look for When Shopping for Home Internet

September 28, 2022

With all the various companies and their marketing materials, technical jargon, and incessant statistics about internet speeds and prices, it can be confusing to know how to choose the best home internet service. At Alpine Communications, we understand that choosing internet service can be frustrating. We try to provide straightforward, clear information so you can make the right choice for you and your family.

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