Tag Archive: rural

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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Aureon Q4 Grant

Aureon Awards $1,500 in Grants to Local Organizations

December 9, 2019

Aureon is pleased to announce that Aureon Charity Grants have been awarded to the Elgin Historical Society in Elgin, Iowa and the Elkader Depot Project in Elkader, 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. The Elgin Historical Society received a $500.00 grant towards a restoration project to the front...

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hi-way 13 vintage market elkader iowa

Vintage Market Organizers Uses Technology to Promote and Preserve Rural Heritage

July 18, 2019

Preserving Northeast Iowa’s rural history today is an investment for future generations. In the long run, the best way to protect our rural heritage is to create thriving communities rich in culture, entrepreneurship, and innovation. A gang of rural enthusiasts is capitalizing on the popularity of flea markets and “barn sales” to host the Hi-Way 13 Vintage Market in Elkader. The three-day event will take place Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13, 2019, at the George Maier Rural Heritage...

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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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Garnavillo Historical Society Receives Aureon Grant for Cabin Restoration

June 7, 2019

Aureon is pleased to announce that an Aureon Charity Grant has been awarded to the Garnavillo Historical Society in Garnavillo, Iowa. The grant was presented in conjunction with Alpine Communications who sponsored the grant application. Upon reviewing an abundance of applications, the Aureon Charity Grant Committee delegated funds to projects committed to the betterment of local Iowa communities. The Garnavillo Historical Society received a $500.00 grant towards the log cabin restoration project.  The log cabin was built in 1831 and...

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