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Alpine Communications is looking for strategic places to expand our network. We use the information we collect to determine where those places are. By signing up you are expressing your interest in having services from Alpine Communications. It really is that simple! Once we have enough interest expressed in a specific area, we will consider constructing fiber-optic services there. The amount of work and expense to bring the Fusion Network to a neighborhood is huge. Simply put, the more support in your neighborhood, the more likely we are to bring fiber to your door.
Fiber networks help define successful communities just as good water, power, transportation, public safety, and schools have done for decades. Alpine Communications is independently owned and steadfastly focused on our customers. We have proudly served this community since 1997 and you can count on us for reliability, responsiveness, and local customer service. As technology changes, we change along with it, keeping you connected to a new world of possibilities.
“Why should I pay for a landline and cell phone service?” We’re asked that all the time and it’s a fair question. Everyone wants to save money these days and cutting off a rarely used landline may seem like a no-brainer. But is it, really? When it comes to cost, a landline is by far the least expensive form of voice communication. When you bundle your landline fees with other telecom services like internet, wireless and cable TV, Alpine’s monthly rates are as competitive, and often even cheaper, than the national providers are.
Lightning-fast speeds, greater reliability, and higher quality service on all your devices with unlimited data and Internet download speeds of up to 100 Mbps. Give everyone the speed they need with the reliability they deserve on our dedicated network. We provide unlimited internet service powered by 100% fiber-optics in Elkader, Elgin, Guttenberg, McGregor, and Garnavillo.
FusionTV from Alpine is packed with tons of unique features—more family programming, all the best movies, and loads of the most anticipated sporting events. FusionTV offers a crystal-clear picture and unbelievable sound quality. Plus, you’ll never have to worry about weather-related outages. With FusionTV, you can choose the premium programming that fits your lifestyle and interests. Not only that, but you’ll have access to cool features like TV Caller ID, a Whole-Home DVR, TV Internet Widgets (like local weather and news feeds), and much more. And the best part? It’s all backed by a local team that’s there to support you 24/7.
We are the area’s local source for all your telecom needs, including wireless phone service. Whether you stay close to home all year, travel for work, or migrate with the seasons to enjoy a snowbird retirement, you’ll always get the coverage you need to talk, text, stream or surf the internet on your cellular device. Learn more about Alpine Wireless here.
Alpine offers a variety of innovative new security products that will meet your needs and your budget. Our commitment to your security is our first priority – that means we use only top of the line products, encrypted security equipment and systems. Local, full-time Alpine employees perform all installations and service, arriving at your home in clearly marked Alpine Communications vehicles. Once your system is installed, we’ll be there to support you after the sale. If you have any technical issues or need help using your new security system, you can contact our local office for assistance or call our 24/7 technical support center for help.
These are areas where Fusion fiber-optic service is now available or is under construction.
These are service areas where we are taking interest from community members. Please preregister, on the right, to show your interest in getting the Fusion Network. Thank you for your patience while we work hard to bring fiber service to your neighborhood.
10:40am April 17, 2019
Thriving communities have one thing in common: they are connected.
One of the best ways for communities to stay connected is for the businesses within the community to step up, become leaders and find opportunities for economic development.
This can take form in a variety of ways. A business could support or fund a community cause. It could sponsor a community event. It could provide scholarships for it’s local students. The way they support isn’t as important as the support itself.
Indeed, businesses have the chance to positively impact the economic development within the communities it serves. Doing so is the foundation of any thriving community.
For Alpine Communications, we take our role in economic development very seriously. We support the chambers of commerce within the communities we have a presence in, either through membership or participation.
One of the biggest opportunities we’ve seen to boost economic vitality is through our broadband services. When individuals have access to broadband, they create their own economic centers out of their homes. They can telecommute, study for an online degree, or even start their own businesses with only an excellent connection to the Internet.
This is one of the reasons Alpine Communications has been as aggressive as possible in building and installing the broadband pipes in as many neighborhoods as possible.
What we’ve seen with more access to broadband is not only individuals being able to earn money for themselves by working remotely, but also supporting businesses who want to make Iowa their homebase. We’ve seen several business relocating to our community with the reassurance that broadband will help them conduct business with a stellar and reliable connection. We see their success tied to broadband.
With the installation of broadband, we’ve seen the trickle effect of it in economic development. In the last 10 years, more and more hospitals and healthcare organizations are employing remote workers for things like working on medical transcripts or augmenting their emergency room support. We’ve seen examples of many individuals in our community jump on those opportunities because they had the reliability of broadband.
Broadband has also helped the Alpine Communications team firsthand. A few years ago, we were struggling to find individuals with the technical experience we needed to fill multiple roles. However, it was very important to us to hire locally. By using broadband, we were able to partner with a college in northern Wisconsin to teach these skills to interested workers.
Since then, we’ve had several technicians train or increase their skill set through this program. The initiative allowed individuals in the community to grow their skill sets as a broadband technician, and allowed Alpine to hire within our community.
In addition to broadband, Alpine Communications has invested millions into fiber optics.
We see this as our biggest role in economic development. We’re ensuring our communities are prepared for big data trends and keeping the community as economical as possible.
12:32pm September 26, 2018
To say thanks for being our customer, we are hosting a celebration in your honor. We hope you and your family will join us for Alpine’s 13th Annual Customer Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, October 4 from 4:30-7:00 p.m. at Johnson’s Reception Hall in Elkader.
We hope to see you and your family there!
12:30pm September 26, 2018
Alpine Communications is pleased to announce the launch of our all-new 100% fiber-optic Fusion Network to all homes and businesses within the city limits of Marquette and the Pleasant Ridge neighborhood of McGregor. Once activated on the new Fusion Network, current Internet customers can look forward to receiving increased Internet speeds at no extra charge.
While Alpine Communications has offered FusionTV to Marquette since 2013, this enhanced digital television service is now available to the Pleasant Ridge neighborhood because of fiber-optics. Introductory specials for both FusionTV and Fusion Internet will be available for a limited time.
With fiber, you can look forward to important advantages including:
“The Fusion Network delivers the most advanced communications services over a strand of fiber comparable to the size of a human hair. Fiber technology has also been known to increase home values and boost economic growth for the communities that have it. We are excited and committed to building thriving communities with fiber-optic connections,” says Chris Hopp, Alpine General Manager.
Both existing and new customers will need to contact Alpine to schedule a Fusion activation appointment after September 4th. For preferred scheduling, residents and businesses are encouraged to contact Alpine now at (563) 245-4000 for an appointment.
For additional information, please contact Alpine Communications at (563) 245-4000 with any questions or comments or complete the form below.
1:58pm July 10, 2018
These are just a few of the things we ask ourselves – and our community — when planning for our construction projects. It’s a community-first mindset to the work we need to do.
We’re proud to do something that is very unique among communication providers: we heavily involve our community members and let them tell us where we need to build, as opposed to the other way around.
When beginning new construction projects, most providers make decisions themselves on where they will install, the timeframe and the location. The customer isn’t typically asked, questioned or consulted; they are simply updated with the provider’s decision and some details of how a new construction project will impact them.
Let’s use our fiber to the home network, Fusion, as an example. We’re making a multi-million dollar investment to the areas we serve by bringing fiber optics to homes, businesses and organizations. Fiber technology gives our community members virtually unlimited bandwidth, blazing-fast internet speeds, exceptional TV picture quality, reliable connections and so much more. Fiber technology has also been known to increase home values and boost economic growth for the communities that have it.
This is a multi-year installation that couldn’t all be done at once.
We start our planning by looking at where we can have the biggest impact to our customers. Once we’ve identified the places where we can serve as many people with minimal disruption during construction, we prioritize those areas.
But we don’t stop there. Alpine, one of the only providers that I know that does this, invites customers to share their interest in new projects. For fiber technology, we encourage members of the community who are interested in this superior service to provide their name and address. This provides another checkpoint for us to not only make sure we are planning to install in high impact areas, but also prioritizing construction in locations with high amounts of customer interest.
This allows us to see where there is a high density of customers who will benefit from fiber, as well as individuals who have a deep desire to stay better connected.
Throughout every new project, initiative and service provided, Alpine is committed to building thriving communities through connection.
10:52am June 15, 2018
We, at Alpine Communications, believe connected communities become thriving communities.
Across the nation, we are entering into a new era of connectivity. Staying connected, in recent years, has proved to be revolutionary to the way we live our lives. People are now empowered to work from any location they desire, meet people with common interests from around the world, and shop, talk and earn a living from the comfort of their own homes.
For many, this level of connectivity is an added bonus to their already-connected lives. For others, especially those living in rural communities like ours, connectivity is life changing.
No longer do our rural residents who have ambitious career aspirations have to move out of their rural communities to bigger cities. They can create a thriving professional network in the hometowns they love. This means families are able to stay closer together and put down generational roots in the community they love.
No longer do those with very specific hobbies and interests have to feel alone because they can’t find others in their community to meet with. They can now join a community, connect with others from around the world and feel a sense of belonging in the network they chose.
And no longer does a relationship have to suffer from distance. Individuals can connect with those they love in many different ways, with the help of technology, helping them feel just as close to someone as if they were sitting down together at the dinner table.
This is why we believe when we each have the power to connect, we can be immersed in the parts of life that mean the most to us.
As humans, we need connections. It’s vital to our emotional and physical health to not only connect with others individually, but to be involved in thriving communities where we can share interest, talents, knowledge and commonalities. It gives us a sense of purpose.
At Alpine Communications, we see the need for connectivity, and our role in championing that connectivity. It’s a responsibility we take seriously and with pride.
This is why we’re so much more than a communications provider. We understand we are the intermediary between those in our community and the connections they need to lead rich, well-rounded lives.
When you choose Alpine Communications, you are also choosing to align with our commitment to help you create thriving communities. The more we can connect, the stronger communities we can create together.
3:23pm May 30, 2018
Construction continues in Marquette as we work to place drops to homes and businesses. If we haven't been to your home or business yet and you live in the "Bench" area, let us know you want fiber by calling 563-245-4000.
11:37am May 25, 2018
Weather permitting, on Tuesday, May 29th, West Union Trenching will start constructing the 100% fiber-optic Fusion Network in downtown Marquette, Iowa. As a reminder, construction will occur between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. You may see contractors working in the area on Fridays performing cleanup tasks.
We assure you that our goal is to treat your property as if it were our own. If you have any specific concerns about the work planned for your property, please contact us, ask for Chad Ruegnitz our Outside Plant Manager, and he will be happy to meet with you.
Simultaneously, construction crews will be injecting fiber optic cables into the conduit in the “Bench” neighborhood.
We believe connected communities become thriving communities and Alpine’s investment in fiber-to-the-home connects you faster than ever before.
3:51pm May 17, 2018
From the North Iowa Times on Tuesday, May 15, 2018
4:37pm May 2, 2018
Alpine Communications is excited to begin construction of the fiber optic network to all homes and businesses within the city limits of Marquette and the Pleasant Ridge neighborhood. Construction of the Fusion Network will begin May 1, 2018. Construction hours are between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. You may see contractors working in the area on Fridays depending upon the weather. Alpine Communications hired West Union Trenching and Finley Engineering to aid them with this project. Alpine Communications expects minimal to no disruption of telephone and Internet service while we build the fiber optic network. The project from start to finish will take approximately 120 days.
Construction in each area is divided into four stages:
Fusion Network benefits:
10:13am April 2, 2018
We have exciting news!
Alpine Communications is pleased to announce that we will be making a major investment in a state-of-the-art network that will provide a 100% fiber-optic connection to businesses and households in Marquette and the Pleasant Ridge neighborhood. Besides providing high levels of reliability and sound quality, the Fusion Network will allow us to deliver ultra-fast internet service while ensuring that we’ll be able to offer whatever exciting services the future brings. We are making this investment because we believe it will contribute to the economic vitality of the area and allow us to serve this great place we call home with the best communications network available today.
Homes and business will benefit from the 100% fiber-optic Fusion Network. We will be upgrading the city of Marquette and the Pleasant Ridge neighborhood to fiber optics. Construction on the fiber-optic Fusion Network will begin in May and is scheduled to continue through the summer. To prepare for the start of construction, Alpine field technicians will be visiting your home and/or business within the next few weeks to discuss the project with you in further detail. They will work with you to determine the appropriate place to install a new Optical Network Terminal (ONT) on your home to replace the existing box. Our technicians will also want to talk to you about what underground wiring, piping, etc. exists on your property. All Alpine technicians will be wearing company shirts and have company identification on them.
Please review this FAQ sheet or call us at 563-245-4000 with questions.
10:38am March 20, 2018
Alpine Communications is making a major investment by expanding their 100% fiber-optic Fusion Network to the community of Marquette and the Pleasant Ridge neighborhood this year. The state-of-the-art Fusion Network will provide a fiber optic connection to all businesses and households within the city limits of Marquette and to customers in the Pleasant Ridge neighborhood.
This marks Alpine’s first major project to extend Fusion fiber-optics into its rural territory. The high demand for ultra-fast broadband services along with a digital television alternative is driving this investment. “Rural customers have been asking, ‘when am I getting fiber’, and we are excited to begin providing advanced services that only fiber-optics can deliver.”
What is Fiber-to-the-Home and why is it important?
Alpine is requesting that all residents and business owners in Marquette, the Pleasant Ridge neighborhood, and throughout the Alpine service area register their interest for the Fusion Network at https://join.alpinecom.net. Alpine Communications will use the information they collect to strategically plan for expanding the Fusion Network.
Alpine Communications is independently owned and steadfastly focused on our customers. Alpine has served this community since 1997 and you can count on them for reliability, responsiveness, and local customer service. As technology changes, Alpine changes along with it, keeping you connected to a new world of possibilities. For more information about the fiber project, contact Alpine Communications at 563-245-4000.
4:24pm March 15, 2018
The area's premier choice in television viewing is FusionTV. With FusionTV in your home, you enjoy a clear picture in every kind of weather with more choice and more control! View our full channel lineup here.
1:52pm December 4, 2017
Alpine Communications is pleased to announce the launch of their all-new fiber optic Fusion Network to all homes and businesses within the city limits of McGregor, Iowa beginning on October 9th. Once activated on the new Fusion Network, current Internet customers can look forward to receiving increased Internet speeds at no extra charge. Plus, Alpine will also begin offering FusionTV — a new and enhanced television viewing experience with over 230 channels, over 90 high-definition networks, and whole-home DVR. Introductory specials will be available for a limited time.