AT&T wireless has signed on as the first cellular service provider to use the newly-constructed communications tower atop Morse Mountain, in Groveton.
With a lease agreement recently signed, Northeast Wireless Networks, on behalf of AT&T will soon start installing equipment on the structure. Construction is expected to take two weeks with full service coming on line later this summer.
The 195-foot tall communications tower helps fill a gap in wireless cell phone and internet service in New Hampshire’s North Country and Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. The calling equipment will also improve safety and emergency response, benefiting both the local community and tourists.
Discussions are ongoing with other cellular service carriers as well as with local communities to use the tower to enhance first responder communication.
The communication tower is a top priority for the Northern Community Investment Corporation and was made possible with the collaboration of the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the Northern Borders Regional Commission, the Northern Pass project, and Public Service of New Hampshire.
For a previous journal post on this project, click here