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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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On 99 County Tour, Alpine Communications Attracts Attention of Senator Grassley

May 14, 2019

When we say we believe connected communities become thriving communities, sometimes the best opportunities are to connect with the well-connected. Recently, Alpine Communications was happy to have the chance to share the good work we’re doing with someone of influence: United States Senator Charles Grassley. When the United States Senate is not in session, Senator Grassley visits all 99 counties in Iowa to keep in touch with issues that matter to his fellow Iowans. Clayton County was the 17th county...

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5th Annual Music and Monarchs Festival Saves the Butterfly Through Flower and Song

May 9, 2019

Renowned American poet Robert Frost wrote, “Butterflies…flowers that fly and all but sing.” The plight of one of the most recognizable “flying flowers”, the monarch butterfly, is real. Numbers of monarchs have decreased significantly over the last 20 years due to habitat loss, pesticide use, and a changing climate.  However, a group of local conservationists sprang into action to save the monarchs. They banded together to create awareness of the rapidly declining monarch population and to educate the community of...

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Why Does Alpine Utilize Storytelling?

April 30, 2019

By Chris Hopp, General Manager/COO Alpine Communications embarked on a rebranding strategy in June 2018. This was not the traditional rebranding that many companies go through – new logo, colors, maybe a mascot and many other items that give a new face to a brand that the marketplace has related to over the years. We at Alpine Communications are very comfortable with what we have become, but we felt as though you, the market, would welcome a re-introduction to the...

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Small Business Owners: Protect Your Tech with Cybersecurity

April 29, 2019

Did you know two-thirds of all cyber-attacks are directed at small business and that number is expected to rise? Cybersecurity is a top concern for many businesses. We hear daily news reports of data breaches, identity theft, and cybercrime. The risk is compounded by the increasingly sophisticated hackers who target businesses of all sizes with online threats such as malware, ransomware, and phishing emails. Let’s face it, most small businesses are not prepared or are adequately protected to thrive in...

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Let us Introduce You to Kristie

April 23, 2019

We are excited to announce your NEW local connection to complete technology solutions for your business.  Kristie Austin is taking on the new role as Alpine’s Customer Connectivity Advocate and she is ready to help you with your business technology challenges. Alpine Communications understands that technology is complex, and we recognize you may not have the time or expertise to keep up with today’s rapidly changing communications, broadband, and security demands.  The first step in finding the right solution to...

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Media Powerhouses

April 1, 2019

Eight media giants control most of the shows and movies you watch, as well as many of those you don’t. To continue increasing their revenue, they require us, your local TV company, to carry their less-popular networks as a condition of providing the most popular ones. In addition, they use their size and power to continually demand higher fees for their programming. More money in their pockets means less money in yours. When the big media companies demand higher fees,...

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Help is at Hand with a Personal Emergency Response System

March 12, 2019

Did you know one in every three Americans over the age of 65 will fall each year, and less than half of them will tell anyone that it happened?  Did you know one in five falls will cause a severe head injury or broken bone? And did you know a Personal Emergency Response System will provide you and your loved once peace of mind knowing help, in the event of a fall, is one call away? Since 2010, Alpine Communications...

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