Tag Archive: Iowa

Cybersecurity Month

Alpine Champions Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October 5, 2021

Every October, Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our Nation. Led by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCSA), Cybersecurity Awareness Month shares messages and weekly themes of the importance of staying safe online. The evergreen theme – Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart – encourages individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace, stressing personal accountability and the importance of taking proactive steps...

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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 Grant Recipients Q1 2021

Aureon Awards Q1 2021 Charity Grants to Local Non-Profits

July 19, 2021

Aureon is pleased to announce that Aureon Charity Grants for the first quarter of 2021 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. City of Guttenberg – $250.00 to help fund a pickleball court Elgin Historical Society – $500.00 to help...

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Elgin Museum

Aureon Charity Grant Program Provides Boost to Elgin Historical Society Through Partnership with Alpine Communications

June 15, 2021

Aureon’s Charity Grant Program provides financial assistance to various public and private nonprofit agencies for community-based projects. Since 1994, Aureon has awarded nearly $1 million to rural communities through this program. See first-hand how recent Charity Grant contributions positively impacted the Elgin Historical Society in Elgin, Iowa. For years, historical societies across the state have acted as a point of truth when it comes to historical and family events that created their respective communities. These societies are dedicated to collecting...

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Alpine's Chris Boesker Broadband Technician

Meet the Crew – Chris Boesker

April 13, 2021

Let us introduce you to Alpine’s newest broadband technician, Chris Boesker. After joining the crew in August 2020, Chris put his stellar customer service skills to work by delighting customers with his responsive, cheerful, cordial nature. Hailing from Inman, Kansas, Chris and his wife, Diana, and daughter, Samantha live in West Union, Iowa, with their pets Tyson and Duke. He is a DIY guy and enjoys working on projects around the house. Chris’s unique talents are being a grill master,...

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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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Jenna Pollock

Pollock Propels Rural Iowa Growth with Attracting Success Initiative

February 26, 2021

Jenna Pollock, Clayton County Conservation director, has passion for Clayton County, nature and being positive. Who says you can’t go home again? Jenna Pollock believes the power of community, recreation, culture, and robust broadband services are attracting natives back to rural Iowa. Jenna is a native of rural Clayton County and a prime example that the road home is paved with opportunities. Pollock is featured in the Times-Register article “Going Places. Here at Home: Jenna Pollock.”  The Clayton County Conservation...

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Connor Porter

Meet the Crew – Connor Porter

February 13, 2021

We introduce you to the newest member of the Alpine Communications crew, Connor Porter. Hailing from the great state of Washington, Connor and his family recently relocated to Northeast Iowa in the dead of winter. Alpine’s new Support Technician specializes in helping customers with technical issues related to broadband, FusionTV, WiFi, and more. Connor brings a wealth of experience from his previous jobs as a Customer Service Representative, PC Repair Technician, Software Quality Assurance Analyst, Information Technology Support Engineer, and...

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Ripple Effect Grant

Ripple Effect Grant Helps Attract Success to Northeast Iowa

February 10, 2021

ELKADER, IA (February 10th, 2021) – A local effort to promote the recruitment and retention of a strong and diverse workforce for Clayton County has received a $1,250 Ripple Effect grant. The Ripple Effect grant application was made on behalf of Clayton County Conservation by Alpine Communications, one of the city’s providers of internet, television, cellular, and phone services. In addition to the $1,250 Ripple Effect grant, Alpine Communications will provide a matching grant of $1,250 for a total of $2,500 in grant funding for...

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