Tag Archive: rural

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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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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Alpine Broadband Connects Agriculture

October 29, 2020

Alpine Communications continues to invest in the 100% fiber-optic Fusion Network in our rural areas because we understand how important broadband is to farmers, their families, and agriculture businesses. We will keep investing until everyone can connect the way they want to so they can thrive! When rural residents have connectivity, our area thrives. How can we help your agriculture business?

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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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Clayton County Rural Farm Scene

Apply for FRS Community Grant

June 19, 2020

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), a non-profit organization dedicated to sustaining and enhancing the quality of life throughout rural America by advancing an understanding of rural telecommunications issues, has an exciting opportunity for communities served by Alpine Communications. As part of its ongoing commitment to rural communities across the country, FRS offers aid for communities served by NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association members through its annual Community Grants Program. These grants are designed to provide support to a...

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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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Local Dairy Producers Smart Farm Milking Robots and Broadband

Local Dairy Producers Rely on Smart Farm Milking Robots and Broadband Service to Fulfill Family Dream

May 13, 2020

Jamie and Tony Goodrich are fulfilling their dream of raising a family on a dairy farm. Advancements in smart farm technology and reliable high-speed internet contribute to turning their vision into reality, meanwhile improving the quality of life for dairy producers. Jamie and her husband, Tony, have invested in artificial intelligence and robotics to give their operation a chance of surviving during tumultuous times. Jamie and Tony, with Jeff West, own a thriving dairy operation in rural Clayton County, Iowa....

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