Tag Archive: Iowa

Aureon Awards Grants for Q3 2021 to Area Non-Profits

January 9, 2021

Aureon is pleased to announce that Aureon Charity Grants for Q3 2020 have been awarded to area non-profit organizations inNortheast Iowa. The grants were presented in conjunction with AlpineCommunications who sponsored the grant applications. Upon reviewingan abundance of applications, the Aureon Charity Grant Committeedelegated funds to projects committed to the betterment of local Iowacommunities. City of Guttenberg – $1,500.00 to assist in funding ADA-accessible playground equipment at Duwe Field City of Guttenberg – $500.00 to help fund bleachers for the...

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Elkader Depot Grant

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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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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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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Clayton County 4-H and FFA Achievement Show Leverages Broadband to Thrive Despite Pandemic Woes

August 28, 2020

Clayton County ISU Extension and Outreach had a few worries as they pivoted from the traditional county fair to an Achievement Show format in August 2020 – but internet connectivity was not one of them.   As they have done for previous county fairs, the organization turned to Alpine Communications for broadband and telephone services for quality connections.        Holly Loan, Clayton County Extension Director, shared why Alpine Communications broadband services are integral to the event’s success. “Clayton County Extension and...

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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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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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How to Improve the Speed of Your WiFi Network

How to Improve the Speed of Your WiFi Network

June 10, 2020

Let’s face it, when it comes to internet connections, more is more. With Alpine High-Speed Internet, you can do more, connect more, and experience more, faster. Customers frequently ask, “how much internet speed do I need?” There’s no single right answer. For some customers, a download speed of up to 5 Mbps may work fine. Other households may need a download speed of up to 50 Mbps or more to keep everybody in the family happy. How to Improve the...

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Brent Grinna EverTrue

Fiber Broadband Empowers Entrepreneur to Plant Roots in Rural Iowa

June 1, 2020

Midwest roots run deep and for a bi-coastal couple. Brent and Katie Grinna of Boston, Massachusets call McGregor, Iowa, their home away from home. Fiber-optic broadband connections deliver the quality of life they dreamed about for their young family. Brent Grinna is the founder of EverTrue, a software platform that helps colleges and universities engage alumni and raise money. Brent is a native of rural Postville, Iowa, and his parents instilled in him a strong work ethic. Ivy League Brown...

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