Tag Archive: broadband

Counting Your Devices: How Much Speed Do You Need?

November 11, 2022

Today’s homes are brimming with devices that connect to the internet. Technology is everywhere in your home, from tablets to smart TVs to cell phones and smart speakers. Because you use reliable high-speed internet from Alpine Communications, you can confidently stay connected to the internet for all of your streaming and internet needs. But, if your home is full of devices and people who regularly use them, you may wonder if you need to upgrade your internet speed.

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Three Red Flags to Look for When Shopping for Home Internet

September 28, 2022

With all the various companies and their marketing materials, technical jargon, and incessant statistics about internet speeds and prices, it can be confusing to know how to choose the best home internet service. At Alpine Communications, we understand that choosing internet service can be frustrating. We try to provide straightforward, clear information so you can make the right choice for you and your family.

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How Fiber Broadband Serves Rural America

May 11, 2022

Your neighbors at Alpine Communications understand that rural communities are a quintessential part of the American experience. And millions of Americans know that the friendly people and charm of country life make rural areas ideal places to raise a family. Indeed, over the last few years, hundreds of thousands of people have relocated from large cities to the cleaner air and amiable country lifestyle rural America offers. But compared to urban and suburban portions of the country, rural America still...

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Smart Ways to Fight Inflation

May 5, 2022

Higher prices are everywhere right now, whether you’re browsing online, shopping at the grocery store, or the fueling up at the gas station. From supply chain hang-ups, higher shipping and transport costs, ballooning energy demand, labor shortages, and mounds of unspent savings during the COVID-19 pandemic, inflation is an international phenomenon hitting just about everyone. And in March 2022, it reached its highest point in about 40 years—8.5%. To help you keep up with the global economy, Alpine Communication’s reliable...

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Cybersecurity Month

Alpine Champions Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October 5, 2021

Every October, Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our Nation. Led by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCSA), Cybersecurity Awareness Month shares messages and weekly themes of the importance of staying safe online. The evergreen theme – Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart – encourages individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace, stressing personal accountability and the importance of taking proactive steps...

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Clayton County Conservation Visitors Center Adam Gregg

Attracting Success Campaign Draws Iowa Lt. Gov. Gregg to Clayton County

September 28, 2021

Iowa Lt. Governor Adam Gregg visited Osborne Nature Center in July to learn more about “Attracting Success in Clayton County” as part of his 99 County Tour. He was interested in this exciting new project spearheaded by Jenna Pollock, Clayton County Conservation Executive Director. According to Pollock, the purpose of Attracting Success in Clayton County is “to engage young adults and young families, and to grow a strong Northeast Iowa Young Professionals Network.” “Northeast Iowa is known for its natural...

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Answers To Your Questions About the Universal Service Fund

May 1, 2021

WHAT IS THE UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND (USF)? The USF is a government-administered fund (not a government-paid fund) to support the provision of telecommunications services in rural and high-cost areas, to low-income consumers, and to schools, libraries, and healthcare facilities nationwide. All telecommunications customers contribute to the USF on an equal basis. Congress authorized the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to implement the USF. HOW DOES IT WORK FOR ALPINE COMMUNICATIONS? The Universal Service High-Cost Program is designed to ensure that consumers...

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Jenna Pollock

Pollock Propels Rural Iowa Growth with Attracting Success Initiative

February 26, 2021

Jenna Pollock, Clayton County Conservation director, has passion for Clayton County, nature and being positive. Who says you can’t go home again? Jenna Pollock believes the power of community, recreation, culture, and robust broadband services are attracting natives back to rural Iowa. Jenna is a native of rural Clayton County and a prime example that the road home is paved with opportunities. Pollock is featured in the Times-Register article “Going Places. Here at Home: Jenna Pollock.”  The Clayton County Conservation...

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NFVCC Grant Presentation

Alpine Communications Celebrates with North Fayette Valley Community Coalition on Foundation for Rural Service Grant Award

December 24, 2020

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) today announced the recipients of 23 grants totaling $104,000 to advance the quality of life and enable economic development in communities served by members of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association. Alpine Communications is pleased to announce North Fayette Valley Community Coalition as one of these grant recipients. North Fayette Valley Community Coalition received $4990.00 to purchase an iPad, heavy duty case with stand, bean bag cushion, fidget toys and storage tote for each of the...

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