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Jenna Pollock

Pollock Propels Rural Iowa Growth with Attracting Success Initiative

February 26, 2021

Jenna Pollock, Clayton County Conservation director, has passion for Clayton County, nature and being positive. Who says you can’t go home again? Jenna Pollock believes the power of community, recreation, culture, and robust broadband services are attracting natives back to rural Iowa. Jenna is a native of rural Clayton County and a prime example that the road home is paved with opportunities. Pollock is featured in the Times-Register article “Going Places. Here at Home: Jenna Pollock.”  The Clayton County Conservation...

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Connor Porter

Meet the Crew – Connor Porter

February 13, 2021

We introduce you to the newest member of the Alpine Communications crew, Connor Porter. Hailing from the great state of Washington, Connor and his family recently relocated to Northeast Iowa in the dead of winter. Alpine’s new Support Technician specializes in helping customers with technical issues related to broadband, FusionTV, WiFi, and more. Connor brings a wealth of experience from his previous jobs as a Customer Service Representative, PC Repair Technician, Software Quality Assurance Analyst, Information Technology Support Engineer, and...

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Ripple Effect Grant

Ripple Effect Grant Helps Attract Success to Northeast Iowa

February 10, 2021

ELKADER, IA (February 10th, 2021) – A local effort to promote the recruitment and retention of a strong and diverse workforce for Clayton County has received a $1,250 Ripple Effect grant. The Ripple Effect grant application was made on behalf of Clayton County Conservation by Alpine Communications, one of the city’s providers of internet, television, cellular, and phone services. In addition to the $1,250 Ripple Effect grant, Alpine Communications will provide a matching grant of $1,250 for a total of $2,500 in grant funding for...

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Couple Using Computer Taxes

Stay Safe From Cybercrime During Tax Time

February 1, 2021

Tax season is prime time for online scams. With the April 15 filing deadline just two months away, cybercriminals are looking to lift your personal information to cash in on a refund request and/or steal your identity. The problem is rampant: in 2015, the Federal Trade Commission received close to half a million complaints, and nearly half (45 percent) – were tax fraud-related. Cyber thieves are crafty: they can break into your account or device and literally steal your online...

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Data Privacy Day

January 28 is National Data Privacy Day

January 25, 2021

Alpine Communications a Data Privacy Day Champion! Data Privacy Day is a global effort every January 28th that generates awareness about the importance of privacy, highlights easy ways to protect personal information and reminds organizations that privacy is good for business. 

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man computer compromised

Ransomware Facts and Tips

January 16, 2021

What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a type of malware that accesses a victim’s files, locks and encrypts them, and then demands the victim to pay a ransom to get them back. Cybercriminals use these attacks to get users to click on attachments or links that appear legitimate but actually contain malicious code. Ransomware is like the “digital kidnapping” of valuable data – from personal photos and memories to client information, financial records, and intellectual property. Any individual or organization could...

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Aureon Awards Grants for Q3 2021 to Area Non-Profits

January 9, 2021

Aureon is pleased to announce that Aureon Charity Grants for Q3 2020 have been awarded to area non-profit organizations in Northeast Iowa. The grants were presented in conjunction with Alpine Communications who sponsored the grant applications. Upon reviewing an abundance of applications, the Aureon Charity Grant Committee delegated funds to projects committed to the betterment of local Iowa communities. City of Guttenberg – $1,500.00 to assist in funding ADA-accessible playground equipment at Duwe Field City of Guttenberg – $500.00 to...

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NFVCC Grant Presentation

Alpine Communications Celebrates with North Fayette Valley Community Coalition on Foundation for Rural Service Grant Award

December 24, 2020

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) today announced the recipients of 23 grants totaling $104,000 to advance the quality of life and enable economic development in communities served by members of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association. Alpine Communications is pleased to announce North Fayette Valley Community Coalition as one of these grant recipients. North Fayette Valley Community Coalition received $4990.00 to purchase an iPad, heavy duty case with stand, bean bag cushion, fidget toys and storage tote for each of the...

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Dalton Hall

Meet the Crew – Dalton Hall

December 21, 2020

Join us in welcoming Dalton Hall to Alpine Communications.  Dalton joined the customer service team in September after relocating his family of five from Kansas to Iowa. Dalton is from Great Falls, Montana, where he grew up playing hockey and soccer. After attending Foothills Community Christian School, he played soccer at Barclay College in Haviland, Kansas for four years and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  Dalton met his wife, Cheyanne, at Montana Wilderness School of the...

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Smart Phone Internet Speedometer

How to Pick the Right Internet Speed for You

November 25, 2020

Best Internet Speed Depends on Devices, Uses, and Expectations “How much Internet speed do I need?” Alpine Communications hears this question a lot from customers, and there’s no single right answer. For some customers, a download speed of up to 5 MB may work fine. Other households may need a download speed of up to 50 MB or more to keep everybody in the family happy. To select the best Internet speed for your household, it’s important to consider these...

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