Tag Archive: fiber to the home

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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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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Our Role as Community Connectors

August 7, 2020

Chris Hopp believes connected communities thrive. For Chris, “community” is broadly defined as a local area, like-minded people, or a shared mission such as manufacturing or healthcare. Broadband services, in his experiences, facilitate connections within communities so they can thrive. My role is to work with all of the communities we serve and the employees to ensure we are giving folks the services they need and want. We focus on the customer experience and just make sure to solve the...

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Woman holding tablet

What’s the difference between the Internet & WiFi?

July 9, 2020

WiFi technology is extremely popular and available just about everywhere. Whether you’re grabbing a cup of coffee, shopping for shoes, or enjoying a family pizza night, you’re likely to have a WiFi hotspot available. You may hear people talking about “getting onto WiFi” or not being able to “get onto WiFi.” Most of the time, the issue is that they can’t get their laptop, smartphone, or other device connected to the internet. Is WiFi the same as the internet? No,...

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Modem Router Equipment

Is Outdated Hardware Affecting Your Internet Connection?

June 30, 2020

If you’re experiencing “drops” in your internet connection or the speed seems to have slowed down, it may have nothing to do with your service from Alpine Communications. The culprit could instead be outdated hardware in your home, namely your wireless router, modem, or filters. For example, some older wireless routers and modems have a speed cap limiting the maximum internet speed possible. All telephone, satellite, and fax lines need to be filtered. Modems should not be filtered. Filtering is...

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Andrew Reimer Financial Advisor for New York Life

Reimer’s Technology Investments Return Big Dividends

April 22, 2020

Andrew Reimer, owner of Reimer Financial Group in Guttenberg, Iowa, has successfully helped his clients proactively prepare for the future. When it was Andrew’s time to invest in his future as part of a renovation project to his historic building in Guttenberg, he turned to Alpine Communications for help. Listen to Andrew Reimer’s story below. The Guttenberg Press interviewed Andrew and his wife, Mindy, about their response to working from home during the COVID-19 Crisis.  Mindy works as a librarian...

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We Believe Communities Thrive When They Are Connected 

December 11, 2019

I am sure many of you have seen our statement regarding Alpine Communications’ commitment to the communities we serve: “We believe connected communities become thriving communities,” but are curious about what that looks like each and every day. This statement can be best exemplified by comments and stories shared by your favorite Alpine Communications’ staff member. Each week Alpine employees share their most notable success story of the week. I’m confident it will come as no surprise to you that our employees take great pride in being able to assist you in connecting with...

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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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