Stories

Safe Online Messaging Apps for Kids

June 23, 2022

Our children are growing up in the digital age, surrounded by technology in all its wonder—and danger. While there are plenty of good reasons to embrace technology, it represents a significant risk for children, who can easily get lured by online predators.  

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3 Simple Ways to Keep Your Smart Devices Secure

June 13, 2022

“Smart” tech is connecting us to one another, and to our surroundings, now more than ever. Devices that didn’t exist a few years ago are now indispensable, reminding us of important appointments, storing our personal data, and helping us efficiently control our households.

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Internet Safety at the Clayton County Fairgrounds

June 7, 2022

Alpine Communications participated in the 2022 ISU Extension and Outreach Safety Day on May 12, 2022 at the Clayton County Fairgrounds.  Lori Keppler and Austin Behrend worked with fourth graders from MFL Mar Mac, Clayton Ridge, Central, and Postville schools to learn their knowledge about Internet safety and help them understand the dangers online. In the first activity, students were asked to go to a corner of the building that best represented their answer to questions. This helped understand how...

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New Scam Alert: Texts from Your Own Phone Number

June 1, 2022

Scams are a sad but common part of the online experience today. And scammers are always hunting for new targets and ways to exploit people. The latest scheme to trick you into divulging sensitive personal and financial information about yourself is one of the most ominous yet: using your own phone number to text you.

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Aureon Grant Winners Announced

May 31, 2022

Alpine Communications is pleased to announce Aureon Charity Grant recipients. Congratulations to the Sons of American Legion Squadron #352, Garnavillo Day Care, and Elgin Historical Society. Learn more about the grant program at https://alpinecom.net/library/aureon-charity-grant/ or call Alpine Communications at 563-245-4000.

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Settings to Protect Your Privacy

May 15, 2022

Streaming devices like Smart TVs and streaming sticks put a world of entertainment, information, and communication at your fingertips. And your high-speed fiber internet from Alpine Communications delivers the streaming content reliably and without interruption. But as with any digital technology, your internet browsing, and viewing habits can leave a trace. From search engines like Google and browsers like Chrome, to social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, and even streaming devices like Roku or Amazon Fire Sticks, tech...

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How Fiber Broadband Serves Rural America

May 11, 2022

Your neighbors at Alpine Communications understand that rural communities are a quintessential part of the American experience. And millions of Americans know that the friendly people and charm of country life make rural areas ideal places to raise a family. Indeed, over the last few years, hundreds of thousands of people have relocated from large cities to the cleaner air and amiable country lifestyle rural America offers. But compared to urban and suburban portions of the country, rural America still...

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Smart Ways to Fight Inflation

May 5, 2022

Higher prices are everywhere right now, whether you’re browsing online, shopping at the grocery store, or the fueling up at the gas station. From supply chain hang-ups, higher shipping and transport costs, ballooning energy demand, labor shortages, and mounds of unspent savings during the COVID-19 pandemic, inflation is an international phenomenon hitting just about everyone. And in March 2022, it reached its highest point in about 40 years—8.5%. To help you keep up with the global economy, Alpine Communication’s reliable...

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Ways Home Technology Can Make Work-From-Home Better

April 6, 2022

Today, more Americans are working from home than ever before. While broadband internet made it possible for millions to work remotely, the global Covid-19 pandemic accelerated the trend. As the work-from-home movement has become a normal part of our lives, so too has the technology to enable it. From enhanced Wi-Fi range and speed to sleek Smart-Home gadgets to software and apps that improve collaboration among remote teams, working from home is a comfortable and productive way to work. And...

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Meet the Crew – Elijah Hopp

April 5, 2022

Alpine Communications is glad to have Elijah Hopp on our team. Elijah has been full-time with Alpine since July 2021. He is a jack of all trades working in both the Outside Plant area as a Broadband Technician and learning the ropes in the IT department.

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