soon to be installed on 195-foot Morse Mt. cell tower
by Edith Tucker
Coos County Democrat
July 02, 2014
GROVETON — AT&T wireless has signed on as the first cellular service provider to use the communications tower constructed in 2013 atop Morse Mountain.
With a lease agreement recently signed, Northeast Wireless Networks, on behalf of AT&T, will soon start installing equipment on the structure, according to PSNH media specialist Lauren Collins. "Construction is expected to take two weeks with full service coming on line later this summer," Collins explained in an e-mail exchange.
The 195-foot tall communications tower is designed to help fill a gap in wireless cell phone and Internet service on both sides of the Connecticut River. The calling equipment will also improve safety and emergency response, benefiting both the local community and tourists.
Discussions are ongoing with other cell service carriers, Collins said, as well as with local communities to use the tower to enhance first responder communication.
The communication tower has been a top priority for the Northern Community Investment Corporation (NCIC) and was made possible due to the collaboration of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) of the Commerce Department, the federal Northern Borders Regional Commission, the proposed Northern Pass project, and Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH).