Tag Archive: broadband

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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How to Pick the Right Internet Speed for You

November 25, 2020

Best Internet Speed Depends on Devices, Uses, and Expectations “How much Internet speed do I need?” Alpine Communications hears this question a lot from customers, and there’s no single right answer. For some customers, a download speed of up to 5 MB may work fine. Other households may need a download speed of up to 50 MB or more to keep everybody in the family happy. To select the best Internet speed for your household, it’s important to consider these...

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Cloud-Based Gaming Means Big Bandwidth Usage

November 18, 2020

Faster broadband speeds fuel optimal online gaming. Cloud gaming technology is the future of gaming.  While this technology can give instant access to hundreds of games in high resolution, it also means you may need to increase your broadband speed if you want a smooth gaming experience. Cloud-based gaming services have a huge upside. They give users instant access to hundreds of games with 4K resolution and crystal-clear surround sound. They can stream to any of their devices, even smartphones,...

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Alpine Broadband Connects Agriculture

October 29, 2020

Alpine Communications continues to invest in the 100% fiber-optic Fusion Network in our rural areas because we understand how important broadband is to farmers, their families, and agriculture businesses. We will keep investing until everyone can connect the way they want to so they can thrive! When rural residents have connectivity, our area thrives. How can we help your agriculture business?

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Choosing the Best Location for Your Router

October 16, 2020

To get the best performance from your WiFi network, one of the most important things to do is pick the optimal location in your home for your router. This is because the wrong location can sometimes cause the internet connection to fail or drop intermittently. Follow these guidelines to help you find the right spot: Install your router in a central location. Routers send the signal out in all directions, so if it’s left in the corner of your home,...

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Alpine Communications Receives $2.89 Million Grant for Fiber Expansion Project

October 2, 2020

Elkader, Iowa, October 2, 2020  – Broadband connections are vital for the growth and quality of life in rural Iowa. Alpine Communications is excited to announce we are investing $5.79 Million to expand the Fusion Network, a 100% fiber-optic network, to rural areas of McGregor, Guttenberg, and Garnavillo exchanges in Clayton County, Iowa. The total estimated project cost is $5,799,956.78. The CARES Act and the State of Iowa funded 50% or $2,899,987.39 of the estimated project cost.  In August 2020,...

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