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Read the quarterly Alpine Communique for news on what’s happening at Alpine Communications and in the communities we serve.

Q2 2024 Newsletter

  • College Beer Brewing Becomes Thriving Brewery Operation – Guttenberg Brewing Company
  • Alpine Communications Announces New Website
  • 2024 Construction Progress
  • Tips for Troubleshooting Home WiFi Network

Q1 2024 Newsletter

  • Unveiling the Story Behind a Local Gem – By the Spoonful
  • Diving Into a World of Virtual Excitement at the Office
  • Fiber Network Updates
  • How to Save Money with Internet
  • Smart Home Automation

Q4 2023 Newsletter

  • Aureon Grant Winners Announced
  • Meet the Crew – Linda McNally
  • Fiber Internet Services are Coming Soon!
  • New Alpine Broadband Companion Mobile Plan
  • National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
  • Opinions Matter and Add Up to Great Contributions

Q3 2023 Newsletter

  • Aureon Grant Winners Announced
  • Northeast Iowa Regional Telephone Directory
  • Meet the Crew – Isaiah Hopp
  • Fiber Optic Project Progress
  • Fiber Gaming Network
  • Three Tech Trends That Will Demand More Bandwidth

Q2 2023 Newsletter

  • 2023 Fiber Optic Projects
  • Alpine Partners with Aureon for Childcare Assessment
  • Aureon Grant Winner Announced
  • Tech Tip Tuesdays
  • Telecommunications Access Iowa
  • Call Before You Dig
  • Alpine Awarded MTA Company Safety Award

Q1 2023 Newsletter

  • Aureon Charity Grants Awarded
  • Meet the Crew – Zach Bruns
  • College Scholarships Available
  • Stay Connected in 2023
  • New Faster Speeds Available
  • Affordable Connectivity Program
  • Whole-Home WiFi Connect


Q4 2022 Newsletter

  • Representative Hinson Visits Alpine
  • Progress on Fiber to the Home projects
  • Meet the Crew – John, Cathy and Austin
  • 3 Steps for Cybersecurity in the Home
  • Start to Prepare for Holiday Guests

Q3 2022 Newsletter

  • Aureon Charity Grants Awarded to Local Groups
  • Northeast Iowa Regional Directory
  • Meet the Crew – Brian Koth
  • Internet Safety at the Clayton County Fairgrounds
  • 3 Simple Ways to Keep Your Smart Devices Secure

Q2 2022 Newsletter 

  • Aureon Charity Grants Awarded to Local Groups
  • St. Patrick’s Day Shenanigans
  • Meet the Crew – Elijah Hopp
  • FCC Affordable Connectivity Program
  • Alpine Celebrates 25 Years
  • Performance Measures Testing

Q1 2022 Newsletter 

  • Meet the Crew – Kari Doeppke
  • Aureon Awards Grants to Guttenberg Groups
  • Lifeline Support for Affordable Communications
  • Alpine Partners with Pinnacle Marketing Group for New Directory and Marketing Solutions
  • Small Business Owners Share Broadband Success Stories with Iowa Public Television
  • Get a Clear Picture of Your True Internet Demands
  • 3 Common Reasons for a Weak WiFi Signal

Q4 2021 Newsletter 

  • Attracting Success Campaign Draws Iowa Lt. Gov. Gregg to Clayton County
  • Aureon Awards $2,200 in Charity Grants to Local Nonprofits
  • Meet the Crew – Tony Young
  • Elkader is a #SmartRuralCommunity Powered by Fiber Broadband
  • Protecting Elders from Cybercrime
  • Savor Holiday Conversations with Whole-Home WiFi Connect

Q3 2021 Newsletter 

  • Aureon Charity Grant Program Provides Boost to Elgin Historical Society Through Partnership with Alpine Communications
  • Meet the Crew – Justin Jacobsen
  • Hazen Loan Receives Aureon 2021 Aureon Scholarship
  • What’s the difference between the Internet & WiFi?
  • Smart WiFi Performance
  • New! Whole-Home WiFi Connect
  • Stay Connected With the Northeast Iowa Regional Telephone Directory
  • Protect and Support Your Connected Home

Q2 2021 Newsletter 

  • Yaddof Charts a Course for Guttenberg’s Vitality
  • Meet the Crew – Connor Porter
  • Ripple Effect Grant Helps Attract Success to Northeast Iowa
  • Call 811 Before You Dig
  • Combating Spoofed Robocalls with Caller ID Authentication
  • Email Delivers Benefits to Your Inbox
  • Marquette and McGregor: Get Ready for 10-Digit Dialing for Local Calls to Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

Q1 2021 Newsletter 

  • Alpine Celebrates with North Fayette Valley Community Coalition on Foundation for Rural Service Grant Award
  • Aureon Provides $8,600 in Charity Grants to Local Organizations
  • Did you know you live in a Smart Rural Community?
  • Introducing HBO Max with Alpine Communications
  • College Scholarship Applications Now Available
  • Meet the Crew – Dalton Hall
  • Lifeline Support For Affordable Communications
  • Keehner Believes Rural Broadband is Key for Quality of Life in Clayton County

Q1 2021 Newsletter

Q4 2020 Newsletter 

  • Meet the Crew – Dalton Hall, Justin Jacobsen, Chris Boesker
  • Alpine Communications Receives $2.89 Million Grant for Fiber Expansion Project
  • Faces of the Brand – Brian Williams
  • From Mumbai to Elkader: An Entrepreneur’s Vision for Culture and Connections in Rural Iowa
  • Fusion Network Construction Update
  • Clayton County 4-H and FFA Achievement Show Leverages Broadband to Thrive Despite Pandemic Woes
  • Choosing the Best Location for Your Router

Q3 2020 Newsletter 

  • Meet the Crew – Rachel Franks, Jim Berry, and Josh Dudley
  • Conference Calling Creates Connections for City of McGregor During COVID-19 Crisis
  • Faces of the Brand – Lara Duff
  • Fiber Broadband Empowers Entrepreneur to Plant Roots in Rural Iowa
  • Midwestern Creative Innovator Cultivates Communities in Elgin
  • Local Dairy Producers Rely on Smart Farm Milking Robots and Broadband Service to Fulfill Family Dream
  • New! Panic Button Service

Q3 2020 Newsletter

Q2 2020 Newsletter 

  • Meet the Crew – Brody Gavin
  • Aureon Grants Fund Local Projects
  • Faces of the Brand – Margaret Corlett
  • Tell Us Where to Grow!
  • Common Wi-Fi Problems and How to Fix Them
  • How Do Spammers Get Your Email Address?
  • Don’t Assume You Know What’s Below
  • How Technology is Helping Seniors Live Independently

Q1 2020 Newsletter 

  • We Beleive Communities Thrive When They Are Connected
  • It’s a Win-Win When You Buy Local
  • College Scholarship Applications Now AVailable
  • Aureon Awards $1,500 in Grants to Local Organizations
  • Connected Communities Summit Focuses on Broadband for the Future
  • Free Workshop March 3 – Introduction to Instagram for Business
  • Take a Shot at Winning the Cover – 2020 Directory Photo Contest
  • Ship UPS at Alpine

Q4 2019 Newsletter 

  • NTCA Welcomes Alpine Communications to National Network of Smart Rural Community Providers
  • Faces of the Brand – Tammy Sylvester
  • Celebrating Our Customers at Annual Dinner
  • Join Us in Helping the Community this Holiday Season
  • Tech Home – Protection to Put You at Ease
  • Vintage Market Organizers Use Technology to Promote and Preserve Rural Heritage
  • Alpine Delivers More Value to FusionTV With New Look and Features
  • Introducing Smart Security


Q3 2019 Newsletter Features:

  • Aureon Awards Grant to Garnavillo Historical Society
  • Sara Hertrampf Presents at Clayton County Extension Farm Safety Day
  • 14th Annual Customer Appreciation Dinner is September 12, 2019
  • Faces of the Brand – Melissa Schilling
  • Why Does Alpine Utilize Storytelling?
  • Alpine’s Fiber-to-the-Home Expansion Benefits Guttenberg, Elgin, and McGregor Residents
  • Alpine Broadband Connects District 1 Holstein Show
  • Smart Devices – DIY or DIFM
  • Alpine Communications Attracts Attention of Senator Grassley
  • High-Five For Summer Savings

Q2 2019 Newsletter Features:

  • Why Community Involvement Matters to Us
  • Faces of the Brand – Josh Funk
  • WiFi Calling Eliminates Poor Cell Service In Your Home
  • Welcome Kristie Austin – Customer Connectivity Advocate
  • Elkader Uses Housing Incentives to Grow and Thrive
  • Help is at Hand with a Personal Emergency Response System
  • Aureon Provides Quality Charity Grants to Iowan Communities

Q1 2019 Newsletter Features:

  • Alpine’s Important Role in Economic Development
  • George Maier Rural Heritage Center Receives Aureon Grant
  • Faces of the Brand – Lori Keppler
  • Take a Shot at Winning the Cover
  • Why Our Standards Make Us Different
  • Central Goes Live Warrior Sports
  • New! WiFi Calling
  • Apply Today for Local Scholarship Opportunities

Q4 2018 Newsletter Features:

  • How We Build Thriving Communities with Our Project Planning
  • Faces of the Brand – Lanette Schutte
  • It Pays to Connect With Us on Social Media
  • 10 Ways to Protect Yourself From Fraud, Scams, and Schemes
  • Aureon Grants Awarded to Two Local Organizations
  • Join Us in Helping the Community this Holiday Season
  • Marquette Becomes Gigabit Community with the Launch of the Fusion Network
  • Think WiFi Troubleshooting is Too Much Trouble?

Q3 2018 Newsletter Features:

  • An Open Letter from Chris Hopp
  • Faces of the Brand – Chad Ruegnitz
  • Customer Appreciation Dinner – Thursday, October 4, 2018
  • TV Everywhere
  • Make Summer Connections
  • Aureon Awards Five Grants to Fund Local Projects
  • Carol Berns Hangs Up 21 Years
  • Why Con Artists Target Senior Citizens
  • Introducing Alpine WiFi Connect

Q2 2018 Newsletter Features:

  • Meet the Crew – Eric Kovac
  • Show Your Interest in Fusion at
  • Alpine Expands Fusion Network to Marquette and Pleasant Ridge
  • Cities of Guttenberg and McGregor Awarded Aureon Grants
  • Iowa Independent Communications Providers Build the Best Gigabit Network in the Country by Building Communities
  • What to Know Before Your Burn, Dig or Mo
  • Ripple Effect When You Shop Local
  • Introducing CuriosityStream
  • Take Action to Avoid Fraud with Tech Home

Q1 2018 Newsletter Features:

  • Meet the Crew – Austin Winch
  • McGregor-Marquette Awards Alpine for Fusion
  • Aureon Awards Charity Grants to Area Organizations
  • Alpine Contributes Towards McGregor Street Banner Project
  • How to Reduce Unwanted Calls and Mail
  • Stay Save From Cybercrime During Tax Time
  • Enter Alpine’s Annual Directory Photo Contest
  • New Year, New Tech – Get Tech Home

Q4 2017 Newsletter Features:

  • Alpine Named Certified Gig-Capable Provider by NTCA
  • Fusion Network Launches in McGregor
  • Donate to the Food Shelf and Mitten Tree
  • Everything You Need to Know About TV Everywhere
  • Why Our Internet Service Requires Landline Service As Well
  • Celebrating 20-Year Milestone at Annual Dinner
  • Main Street Elkader and Garnavillo Historical Society Awarded Grants
  • Alpine Donates To Clayton County Substance Abuse Services
  • Jace Moore Awarded Aureon Scholarship

  • Q3 2017 Newsletter Features:

  • Meet the Crew – Ryan Tilleraas
  • Alpine Partners with Central Green Team
  • Art by the River in Guttenberg a Success
  • McGregor is On-Track for Fusion Fiber-Optics
  • Come On Over to Our 12th Annual Customer Appreciation Dinner
  • Answers To Your Questions About the Universal Service Fund
  • Workshop Teaches Fraud Protection Lessons
  • Aureon Provides Charity Grants to Three Local Groups
  • Visit the Alpine Smart Barn at the Clayton County Fair

  • Q2 2017 Newsletter Features:

      • Meet the Crew – Brian Williams
      • Moser Wins Directory Photo Contest
      • Alpine Celebrates 20 Years
      • Aureon Awards Charity Grants to McGregor Hook & Ladder and Guttenberg Recreation Board
      • When to Reboot Your Router and When to Replace It
      • Call 811 Before You Dig
      • Alpine Donates to Clayton County Library Association
      • McGregor Fusion Network Construction Begins in May
      • Introducing 4G LTE Unlimited Plans

    Q1 2017 Newsletter Features:

  • Meet the Crew – Kelly Blockhus
  • Community Donates Generously to Food Shelf and Mitten Tree
  • Community Workshop to Be Held in Guttenberg
  • Fusion Network Coming to McGregor
  • Apply to FRS Scholarship
  • New Smartphone for the New Year
  • Enter the Directory Photo Contest
  • Ransomware Facts & Tips
  • Help Our Community Win By Supporting Alpine

  • Q4 2016 Newsletter Features:

  • Meet the Crew – John Lomas
  • Introducing the New
  • Over 800 Attend Annual Customer Appreciation Dinner
  • Announcing Cell Phones for Soldiers
  • Alpine Donates to NEI3A and Clayton County Library Association
  • Watch Out for Tech Support Scams
  • Register for Free Internet Workshops in November
  • Donate to Food Shelf and Mitten Tree
  • Wishing You Joy This Holiday Season

  • Q3 2016 Newsletter Features:

  • Meet the Crew – Jacob Newman-Dekarske
  • SmartHub Puts Account Management at Your Fingertips
  • Aureon Provides Quality Charity Grants Main Street Elkader and St. Peter Lutheran Church
  • 6 Things You Don’t Have To Do With A Landline
  • Northeast Iowa Shopping Guide App Now Available
  • How to Improve the Speed of Your Wi-Fi Network
  • Updates and Additions to the 2016-2017 Northeast Iowa Regional Directory
  • Visit the Alpine Smart Barn at the Clayton County Fair
  • Get Tips On Watching The Rio 2016 Olympic Games

    Q2 2016 Newsletter Features:

  • Meet the Crew – Lara Duff
  • Kilburg Photo Selected for Directory Cover
  • Clayton Ridge Schools Implements Advanced Security Solution
  • Surveys Result in $386 to Clayton County Food Shelf
  • Alpine Hosts Senior Living Open House in June
  • New TV Everywhere Networks
  • Help for Parents On Selecting TV Shows and Movies
  • Prepare Your Home and Family for Spring Storm Season
  • Make a Call to 811 Part of Your Springtime Plans
  • iPhone SE Now Available

  • Q1 2016 Newsletter Features:

  • Clayton County Development Receives Grant
  • Garnavillo Brownies Tour Alpine
  • Apply for Local Scholarship Opportunities
  • Discovery GO Now Available
  • Community Donates to Mitten Tree and Food Drive
  • TV Fees Make Up Your Monthly TV Bill
  • How to Pick the Right Internet Speed for You
  • Need Help Paying Your Phone Bill
  • 10th Annual Directory Photo Contest Underway
  • Live Independently with a Personal Emergency Response System
  • 3 Months Free 4G Wireless

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