Tag Archive: fiber-optics

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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Amanda Pasket The Visual Element Elgin Iowa

Midwestern Creative Innovator Cultivates Communities in Elgin

May 22, 2020

Amanda Pasket saw the beauty and potential in the scenic Echo Valley as a young adult. She chose to make her mark on the business landscape as an entrepreneur. Amanda is the owner of The Visual Element, LLC, a graphic design and marketing agency in Elgin, Iowa. With a focus on community, she has planted roots in Elgin and works to cultivate a bright future for her fellow residents. Amanda says technology and community are two main factors that help...

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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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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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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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