Tag Archive: Elkader

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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Alpine Road Sign Elkader

Elkader is a #SmartRuralCommunity Powered by Fiber Broadband

September 27, 2021

What does it mean to live, work and be part of a Smart Rural Community? For Elkader, it started with Alpine Communications investing millions of dollars in building the 100% fiber-optic Fusion Network in 2007.  In the past 14 years, Elkader has experienced how fiber broadband has given the community a competitive edge to attract new residents, businesses and improve the quality of life for those who live and work here.  Recently, Alpine Communications presented two Smart Rural Community road...

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Aureon Features Alpine Communications in Business Spotlight

September 21, 2021

When it comes to serving families and businesses in Northeast Iowa, Alpine Communications’ vision is clear: Connected communities become thriving communities. The unwavering commitment to their customers is emulated in everything they do. From quality broadband and digital television services to telephone and smart security, Alpine Communications exemplifies its vision through its suite of offerings to the communities of Elgin, Elkader, Garnavillo, Guttenberg, Garber, Marquette, and McGregor in Clayton and Fayette counties. With their main office located in Elkader, Alpine’s...

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Elkader Deals With Challenges Facing Many Iowa Small Cities

March 15, 2021

Elkader was recently featured in an article showcasing the city’s economic development efforts. City Administrator Jennifer Cowsert shared how Alpine’s fiber-optic broadband services give Elkader a competitive edge. Cowsert said marketing efforts also highlight the local high-speed-internet infrastructure. “Another thing that sets us apart is the fiber optic (availability),” Cowsert said. “That is not everywhere (in Iowa) yet. If people have a work-from-home career, they can do that here and they can partake in our quality of life.” Jennifer Cowsert...

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Aureon Provides $5,600 in Charity Grants to Iowan Communities Served by Alpine Communications

October 19, 2020

Aureon is pleased to announce that Aureon Charity Grants for Q1 and Q2 2020 have been awarded to area non-profit organizations in Northeast Iowa. The grants were presented in conjunction with Alpine Communications who sponsored the grant applications. Upon reviewing an abundance of applications, the Aureon Charity Grant Committee delegated funds to projects committed to the betterment of local Iowa communities. McGregor Hook & Ladder Co #1 – $1,500.00 to purchase new bunker gear Kids Kampus – $400.00 to help...

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Bill Menner

Bill Menner Shares His Perspective On Telehealth and Broadband Connectivity in Iowa

September 1, 2020

During his appointment as the USDA State Director of Rural Development, Bill delivered more than $5 billion in loans, loan guarantees, and grants to rural borrowers.  Today, he serves as the Executive Director of the Iowa Rural Health Association, Executive Director of the Iowa Rural Development Council, and Founder/President and CEO of The Bill Menner Group.  Collectively, these roles give Menner a unique viewpoint about what is driving growth in rural Iowa…and how to overcome obstacles that stand in the...

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Rachel Franks

Meet the Crew – Rachel Franks

July 29, 2020

Join us in welcoming Rachel Franks to Alpine Communications. Rachel is the Accounting Assistant and started her career at Alpine in May 2020. Her job duties include maintaining accounting records, tracking projects with work orders, invoicing, quotes, and managing payroll.  Her roots run deep in Clayton county. Rachel is from rural Saint Olaf, Iowa, a graduate of Central Community School, and she received her Accounting Clerk and Specialist degree from Northeast Iowa Community College. You may recognize Rachel from her...

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Welcome Home Iowa

Broadband and Housing Incentives Can Attract Movers to Rural Iowa

July 23, 2020

The ongoing pandemic has demonstrated the security and convenience of living in rural Iowa. Residents have access to quality healthcare, close relationships with schools and colleges, the comfort of knowing your neighbors, and the space to be free – and social distance. Furthermore, broadband technology connects us to faraway friends using technologies such as Facetime or Zoom. For others, they can maintain their jobs through remote work capabilities. Alpine Communications has experienced an uptick in requests from people connecting broadband...

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Ketaki Poyekar Hauber

From Mumbai to Elkader: An Entrepreneur’s Vision for Culture and Connections in Rural Iowa

July 14, 2020

Ketaki Poyekar-Hauber journeyed halfway across the world from Mumbai, India to San Francisco, California, to pursue higher education. Ketaki and her Iowa-native husband, Tony Hauber, settled in Elkader in 2017 to realize their dream of starting a business.  Due to the nature of their business, the couple’s success story would not be possible without broadband services. “Fast and reliable internet from Alpine Communications has made my online business possible,” shared Ketaki. “I didn’t know that (working remotely as an entrepreneur)...

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Brian Williams Alpine Communications Broadband Technician

Faces of the Brand – Brian Williams

June 12, 2020

Brian Williams takes his job as Alpine’s underground facility locator seriously because he knows that one misstep in his duties can result in a widespread service outage.  He is passionate about his role in connecting customers. “After a big construction project is complete that I’ve done a lot of locates for, it’s somewhat empowering to see that nothing was damaged and no services were disrupted,” said Williams.  He describes how he goes the extra mile to ensure safety and continuity for customers during excavating projects, “I’ve located cables where there is a lot on the line.  I’ll get right down in the hole with contractors to ensure they don’t damage...

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