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Vintage Market Organizers Uses Technology to Promote and Preserve Rural Heritage

July 18, 2019

Preserving Northeast Iowa’s rural history today is an investment for future generations. In the long run, the best way to protect our rural heritage is to create thriving communities rich in culture, entrepreneurship, and innovation. A gang of rural enthusiasts is capitalizing on the popularity of flea markets and “barn sales” to host the Hi-Way 13 Vintage Market in Elkader. The three-day event will take place Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13, 2019, at the George Maier Rural Heritage...

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Erin Hunt Dairy Producer

Alpine Broadband Connects District 1 Holstein Show

July 5, 2019

When the organizers for the Iowa Holstein Association’s District 1 Holstein Show needed high-speed internet and WiFi at their event, they turned to Alpine Communications for a local, reliable connection. The Iowa Holstein Association’s District 1 Open and Junior Holstein Show was held at the Clayton County Fairgrounds in National, Iowa on July 2, 2019. Producers from Clayton, Fayette, Winneshiek, and Allamakee counties showcased their registered Holstein dairy cows. District 1 Holstein Show Program Coordinator, Erin Hunt of Elkader, described...

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Smart Devices – DIY or DIFM

June 27, 2019

Alpine Makes the Choice Clear Spare time is a rare commodity these days. Between work, families, school, chores, and other commitments – who has time to tackle technology? If you are part of the 1-in-4 Americans who are interested in a video doorbell this year, what is keeping you from installing one? For many, the first step holding them back is choosing the right technology.  The vast array of smart home devices to choose is overwhelming, and selecting the right...

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Internet Safety 2019

Internet Safety is a Responsibility We Share as a Community

June 17, 2019

More than 200,000 children go online for the first time every day. As they enter this brave new world of technology, kids are faced with real dangers such as cyberbullying, identity theft, and online predators. Research shows children whose parents and guardians regularly talk to them about online safety are more likely to exhibit responsible behavior when using social media, online gaming, texting, and internet activities. The problem is, many parents and guardians are uncomfortable or unprepared to talk to...

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Alpine’s Fiber-to-the-Home Expansion Benefits Rural Guttenberg, Elgin, and McGregor Residents

June 14, 2019

Alpine Communications is excited to announce another phase in creating connected customers through fiber broadband.  More than 140 residents who reside in a select region south of Guttenberg, Iowa and stretching beyond Millville, Iowa will receive Alpine’s 100% fiber-optic Fusion Network by the end of 2019.  The announcement of this construction project rounds out a year of fiber-to-the-home expansion for Alpine Communications. Two additional fiber construction projects are occurring in the Canoe Road neighborhood in Elgin, Iowa, and parts of...

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More Digital Local Channels Move FusionTV to a New Level

June 11, 2019

Recently Alpine Communications changed the channel numbers of 17 “digital local” networks.  The moved shocked a few customers into thinking Alpine Communications removed these networks from FusionTV altogether.  That wasn’t the case. Instead, the explanation was simple. Alpine Communications ran out of channel numbers due to the increase in new networks and only the channel number changed. Alpine Communications launched its all-digital FusionTV service in 2009. Included in FusionTV’s channel lineup were favorite local channels such as KGAN – CBS,...

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Negotiating For You

June 10, 2019

We protect you, our customers, by working hard to bring you your favorite news, movies and sports at a price that’s fair. We know that anything less is unacceptable – it’s why we go to bat for you. Channels you want: As your local TV company, we work every day to make sure you have access to the channels you want, when you want them. Fair price: When networks demand higher fees, this can directly impact your monthly bill. We...

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Garnavillo Historical Society Receives Aureon Grant for Cabin Restoration

June 7, 2019

Aureon is pleased to announce that an Aureon Charity Grant has been awarded to the Garnavillo Historical Society in Garnavillo, Iowa. The grant was presented in conjunction with Alpine Communications who sponsored the grant application. Upon reviewing an abundance of applications, the Aureon Charity Grant Committee delegated funds to projects committed to the betterment of local Iowa communities. The Garnavillo Historical Society received a $500.00 grant towards the log cabin restoration project.  The log cabin was built in 1831 and...

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Faces of the Brand – Melissa Schilling

June 4, 2019

She is a country girl at heart, and her roots run deep in Clayton County.  Melissa Schilling is living her best life on the rural-Colesburg acreage she shares with her husband of 4 years, Mark, and their two children, Mason and Makayla. Melissa is Alpine’s Accounting Clerk with a knack for perfecting processes and a penchant for facing change with positivity. As a Garber native and Central Community School graduate, Melissa never considered a career in telecommunications. However, she always...

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Memorial Day Weekend Serves as a Convenient Reminder to Always Call 811 Before Digging

May 21, 2019

Alpine Communications reminds homeowners to call 811 by Tuesday/Wednesday to ensure all underground utilities are properly marked before breaking ground on their Memorial Day weekend digging project. Striking a single line can cause injury, repair costs, fines and inconvenient outages. When calling 811, homeowners and contractors are connected to Iowa One Call, which notifies the appropriate utility companies of their intent to dig. Professional locators are then sent to the requested digging site to mark the approximate locations of underground...

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