Alliance Communications Blog

Longtime employee Karen Koch retires from Alliance Communications

Posted on Tuesday Aug 30th

Posted in News

Plant and Mapping Coordinator Karen Koch is retiring from Alliance Communications after nearly 28 years with the company. When former General Manager Ralph Schreurs hired Karen in 1988, she was the only full-time female working for the company, which was known as Splitrock Telecom Cooperative, Inc., at the time.

Construction starts on new fiber-optic network in rural Rock County

Posted on Wednesday Apr 20th

Posted in News, Cable TV, Internet, Telephone

Construction of Alliance Communications’ fiber-optic network in rural Rock County began in April and is expected to take six months, depending on weather conditions. Crews will begin in the Jasper and Beaver Creek areas and will expand to the rest of the county throughout 2016. The total project will cover 555 miles.

Following network construction, rural Rock County residents will have access to cutting-edge technology that isn’t even available in some of America’s largest cities.

Older devices can slow down your WiFi connection

Posted on Tuesday Jul 5th

Posted in News, Internet

If you’re not getting the performance you want out of your home WiFi network, you may want to check the wireless standards (the technology) used in your tablets, smartphones, laptops and other devices. Most routers convert your Internet speed down to the device with the slowest wireless standard. Essentially, your faster devices will be getting in line behind your slowest device.

Jay Rozeboom Complex receives Keep the Change grant

Posted on Friday May 13th

Posted in News, Telephone

The West Lyon School District received a $2,500 Keep the Change grant to help make improvements to the Jay Rozeboom Complex. The total project, which is estimated to cost $495,000, will include new stadium seating, concrete, a press box and a building for concessions, restrooms and storage.

Construction starts on new fiber-optic network in rural Rock County

Posted on Wednesday Apr 20th

Posted in News, Cable TV, Internet, Telephone

Construction of Alliance Communications’ fiber-optic network in rural Rock County began in April and is expected to take six months, depending on weather conditions. Crews will begin in the Jasper and Beaver Creek areas and will expand to the rest of the county throughout 2016. The total project will cover 555 miles.

Following network construction, rural Rock County residents will have access to cutting-edge technology that isn’t even available in some of America’s largest cities.

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