Tag Archive: rural development

Bill Menner

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

September 1, 2020

You would be hard-pressed to find a stronger voice for rural development in Iowa than Bill Menner. For more than 30 years, Bill has been a fierce advocate and go-to expert for helping rural Iowa communities thrive. 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...

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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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