Connected Communities Summit

Regional Summit Casts Spotlight on Fiber Broadband for Community Development

September 26, 2019

Alpine Communications invites Clayton and Fayette County stakeholders to the area’s first-ever Connected Communities Summit on Thursday, October 10, 2019, in Elkader. The half-day Summit is a consortium of rural development experts, entrepreneurs, key business innovators, and community leaders. The purpose of the Connected Communities Summit is to share the incredible opportunities our region has for growth powered by fiber-optic broadband and technology. Chris Hopp, Alpine Communications general manager, describes the impetus of the Connected Communities Summit. “We are hosting...

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FusionTV New Features

Alpine Delivers More Value to FusionTV With New Look and Features

September 13, 2019

FusionTV customers are experiencing a new level of television entertainment and more value as Alpine Communications delivers a series of enhancements and new features this year.  Investing in the future of technology and entertainment options for customers is one of Alpine’s service standards and they deliver on this promise through continuously enhancing their products and services. This fall, FusionTV subscribers will notice a number of enhancements to the FusionTV channel guide.  In the first phase, viewers will see an updated...

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Alpine Customer Appreciation Dinner 2019

Alpine Hosts 14th Annual Customer Appreciation Dinner Thursday

September 11, 2019

Final preparations are underway for Alpine’s 14th annual Customer Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, September 12, 2019.  The event has evolved over the years. Attendance has swelled to an average of 800 guests. The growing attendance prompted event organizers a few years ago to shift the venue from the Alpine’s office to Johnson’s Reception Hall. The new location provides ample seating, improved traffic flow, and more parking. One key element to the event has remained the same over the years –...

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Apply Today For an FRS Community Grant

August 26, 2019

Do you have a dream project waiting on hold for funding? Alpine Communications is here to invest in the future of our region, you just need to apply. The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) awards annual grants of $250 to $5,000 to communities served by NTCA members, including Alpine Communications. Whether used for telemedicine projects, smart agriculture equipment for farms, startup money for young entrepreneurs, job creation initiatives, or upgrading first responder services, these funds help rural Americans invest in...

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hi-way 13 vintage market elkader iowa

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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Alpine Nest Pro

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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Digital Local FusionTV Channels

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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