Tag Archive: education

Sharon Keehner Clayton County Supervisor

Keehner Believes Rural Broadband is Key for Quality of Life in Clayton County

September 25, 2020

Alpine Communications caught up with Sharon Keehner at the Connected Communities Summit last October. As a business teacher for 39 years, she has a lot of experience with technology. Sharon is also a Clayton County Supervisor.   Sharon shared her perspective on how high-speed broadband in rural Iowa, “We have great internet here. I just went to robotics training last year and the gentleman came from the Silicon Valley in California. He said he had faster internet at his bed and...

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Clayton County Rural Farm Scene

Apply for FRS Community Grant

June 19, 2020

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), a non-profit organization dedicated to sustaining and enhancing the quality of life throughout rural America by advancing an understanding of rural telecommunications issues, has an exciting opportunity for communities served by Alpine Communications. As part of its ongoing commitment to rural communities across the country, FRS offers aid for communities served by NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association members through its annual Community Grants Program. These grants are designed to provide support to a...

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Distance Learning

Helping Families in Northeast Iowa Connect to Broadband for Distance Learning

April 20, 2020

At this challenging time, we are already seeing the qualities that make living in Northeast Iowa special. People are stepping up to support each other and looking beyond themselves as they serve others. As you know, this outbreak is impacting learners and educators in real ways. We believe reliable broadband internet connections are vital for schools to try out distance learning tools and for students working in digital classrooms. To make sure that educators and learners have access to the...

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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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