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Connected Communities Summit

Regional Summit Casts Spotlight on Fiber Broadband for Community Development

September 26, 2019

Alpine Communications invites Clayton and Fayette County stakeholders to the area’s first-ever Connected Communities Summit on Thursday, October 10, 2019, in Elkader. The half-day Summit is a consortium of rural development experts, entrepreneurs, key business innovators, and community leaders. The purpose of the Connected Communities Summit is to share the incredible opportunities our region has for growth powered by fiber-optic broadband and technology. Chris Hopp, Alpine Communications general manager, describes the impetus of the Connected Communities Summit. “We are hosting...

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hi-way 13 vintage market elkader iowa

Vintage Market Organizers Uses Technology to Promote and Preserve Rural Heritage

July 18, 2019

Preserving Northeast Iowa’s rural history today is an investment for future generations. In the long run, the best way to protect our rural heritage is to create thriving communities rich in culture, entrepreneurship, and innovation. A gang of rural enthusiasts is capitalizing on the popularity of flea markets and “barn sales” to host the Hi-Way 13 Vintage Market in Elkader. The three-day event will take place Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13, 2019, at the George Maier Rural Heritage...

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Erin Hunt Dairy Producer

Alpine Broadband Connects District 1 Holstein Show

July 5, 2019

When the organizers for the Iowa Holstein Association’s District 1 Holstein Show needed high-speed internet and WiFi at their event, they turned to Alpine Communications for a local, reliable connection. The Iowa Holstein Association’s District 1 Open and Junior Holstein Show was held at the Clayton County Fairgrounds in National, Iowa on July 2, 2019. Producers from Clayton, Fayette, Winneshiek, and Allamakee counties showcased their registered Holstein dairy cows. District 1 Holstein Show Program Coordinator, Erin Hunt of Elkader, described...

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Alpine’s Fiber-to-the-Home Expansion Benefits Rural Guttenberg, Elgin, and McGregor Residents

June 14, 2019

Alpine Communications is excited to announce another phase in creating connected customers through fiber broadband.  More than 140 residents who reside in a select region south of Guttenberg, Iowa and stretching beyond Millville, Iowa will receive Alpine’s 100% fiber-optic Fusion Network by the end of 2019.  The announcement of this construction project rounds out a year of fiber-to-the-home expansion for Alpine Communications. Two additional fiber construction projects are occurring in the Canoe Road neighborhood in Elgin, Iowa, and parts of...

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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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Josh Funk – Faces of the Brand

February 19, 2019

Do you know how to react when you encounter a mamma grizzly bear and her two cubs deep in the forest with nowhere to escape?  Just ask Josh Funk, Alpine’s broadband tech. He would advise you to relax, set up your tripod and camera, and begin taking the photos of a lifetime – as he experienced while vacationing in Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. By day, Josh has been helping customers connect with technology for nearly 10 years as one of...

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How Connected Are You?

January 16, 2019

When you’re connected, you’re better able to become a part of the community. Staying informed about local happenings is easier. Volunteering your time or serving as a community leader more naturally fall into place. This is one of the many reasons we believe that connected communities become thriving communities. When you personally are connected, you are automatically part of it. We live in rural America where, I’d argue, connection is more important here than ever. Connections help keep us living...

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How we build thriving communities with our project planning

July 16, 2018

  Where can we have the biggest impact? How can we serve the most people? What can we do to minimize the impact of construction? These are just a few of the things we ask ourselves – and our community — when planning for our construction projects. It’s a community-first mindset to the work we need to do. We’re proud to do something that is very unique among communication providers: we heavily involve our community members and let them tell...

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