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Elkader is a #SmartRuralCommunity Powered by Fiber Broadband

September 27, 2021

What does it mean to live, work and be part of a Smart Rural Community? For Elkader, it started with Alpine Communications investing millions of dollars in building the 100% fiber-optic Fusion Network in 2007.  In the past 14 years, Elkader has experienced how fiber broadband has given the community a competitive edge to attract new residents, businesses and improve the quality of life for those who live and work here.  Recently, Alpine Communications presented two Smart Rural Community road...

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Aureon Features Alpine Communications in Business Spotlight

September 21, 2021

When it comes to serving families and businesses in Northeast Iowa, Alpine Communications’ vision is clear: Connected communities become thriving communities. The unwavering commitment to their customers is emulated in everything they do. From quality broadband and digital television services to telephone and smart security, Alpine Communications exemplifies its vision through its suite of offerings to the communities of Elgin, Elkader, Garnavillo, Guttenberg, Garber, Marquette, and McGregor in Clayton and Fayette counties. With their main office located in Elkader, Alpine’s...

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Tony Young

Meet the Crew – Tony Young

August 27, 2021

Alpine Communications is excited to welcome Tony Young to the team.  Tony started his role as Alpine’s accounting assistant in July 2021. His job duties are many, including accounts payable, receivables, and inventory management, to name a few. He previously worked at Lori Knapp Companies and Theisen’s. Tony’s hometown is Dubuque, Iowa, where he graduated from Dubuque Senior High School. His hobbies include playing and watching sports. He’s an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, Green Bay Packers, and the...

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6 Things You Don’t Have To Do With A Landline

August 14, 2021

Having a corded landline phone at home provides you with many benefits including consistently clearer voice quality than a cell phone. However, did you ever stop to consider all of the little annoying things you don’t have to do with your landline phone? Here are our favorites: You don’t have to think about signal strength. You don’t have to remember to charge the battery. You don’t have to run around the house looking for it when it rings. You don’t...

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Protecting Elders From Cybercrime

August 3, 2021

Believe it or not, our older generation is not the most victimized age group by scammers. That title belongs to the younger generation ages 20-29, according to recent studies. Although reported fraud may have been less for the older generation, the overall monetary loss from scams is typically much higher. Help these individuals like they’ve helped you by sharing cybersecurity tips and scams to watch out for. Romance Scams – Many seniors turn to dating sites or apps to find...

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Aureon Grant Recipients Q1 2021

Aureon Awards Q1 2021 Charity Grants to Local Non-Profits

July 19, 2021

Aureon is pleased to announce that Aureon Charity Grants for the first quarter of 2021 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 – $250.00 to help fund a pickleball court Elgin Historical Society – $500.00 to help...

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Elgin Museum

Aureon Charity Grant Program Provides Boost to Elgin Historical Society Through Partnership with Alpine Communications

June 15, 2021

Aureon’s Charity Grant Program provides financial assistance to various public and private nonprofit agencies for community-based projects. Since 1994, Aureon has awarded nearly $1 million to rural communities through this program. See first-hand how recent Charity Grant contributions positively impacted the Elgin Historical Society in Elgin, Iowa. For years, historical societies across the state have acted as a point of truth when it comes to historical and family events that created their respective communities. These societies are dedicated to collecting...

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Justin Jacobsen

Meet the Crew – Justin Jacobsen

June 14, 2021

Let’s introduce you to Justin Jacobsen, Alpine’s newest member of the network operations team. Justin joined Alpine Communications in August and brought a diverse set of skills to assist customers. At Alpine, Justin specializes in telephone access equipment and assisting customers with internet and FusionTV questions. Justin moved from New Mexico to Elgin, Iowa, last year.  He has family roots in West Union, Iowa, and St. Charles, Missouri, where Justin attended Missouri S&T and studied computer engineering.  Before joining Alpine,...

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Hazen Loan Receives Aureon 2021 Aureon Scholarship

June 4, 2021

Hazen Loan $3,000.00 2021 Aureon Scholarship Recipient DES MOINES, IA, June 4, 2021 – Aureon has announced the recipients of its 2021 Scholarship Program totaling $10,000. Six deserving high school students from across the state were selected to receive varying scholarship amounts for demonstrating excellence in the classroom and their community. The Aureon Scholarship Program is proud to support outstanding students who plan to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Aureon has awarded over $100,000 in total...

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Don’t Let These Phone Failures Happen to You

May 21, 2021

There are times when being able to make a call goes beyond convenience to become a safety issue. If you rely solely on a cell phone and don’t have a landline in your home, you run the risk of experiencing phone failures like these: Emergency 911 dispatchers can’t locate you. Calls from cell phones are not part of the 911 database and can’t always be pinpointed by dispatchers. If a child doesn’t know the address or an adult is unable...

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