Stories

Carol Berns Hangs Up 21 Years

July 15, 2018

On June 14, 2018, Carol Berns, Alpine’s longest tenured employee, cleared her last trouble ticket, took her last call, and entered retirement. Carol was one of Alpine Communications’ first employees in 1997, venturing into a new world of telecommunications from a fold-up table at the office on Main Street in Elkader. Carol was pivotal in connecting customers to the internet for the very first time in Northeast Iowa. When she began her career, Alpine didn’t offer internet service or basic...

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Faces of the Brand – Chad Ruegnitz

July 5, 2018

What is the recipe which makes up one of Alpine’s longest standing employees? Add a cup of MacGyver’s ingenuity, mix it with a pound of Duck Dynasty’s passion for the outdoors, and add a pinch of Andy Taylor’s wisdom – there you would have Chad Ruegnitz. Seventeen years ago, Chad started at Alpine as a not-very experienced telephone technician with a get-it-done work ethic. Today, Chad leads a team of six outside plant technicians after working his way up the...

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Connecting People in the Community this Summer

June 12, 2018

Don’t miss a minute of the local fun in Northeast Iowa this summer. Alpine believes that connected communities become thriving communities, and that is why we want to share with you the amazing events that will be happening in our community. The vibrancy of Guttenberg was on full display this weekend at the second annual Art by the River Fine Arts Festival. Alpine Communication was excited to sponsor this talent once again, which gave an opportunity for the community and...

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Alpine Communications Open Letter

June 7, 2018

We, at Alpine Communications, believe connected communities become thriving communities. Across the nation, we are entering into a new era of connectivity. Staying connected, in recent years, has proved to be revolutionary to the way we live our lives. People are now empowered to work from any location they desire, meet people with common interests from around the world, and shop, talk and earn a living from the comfort of their own homes. For many, this level of connectivity is...

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