A brand new tower much like the one in the picture, will give the city of Siletz and surrounding areas something they’ve longed for for years. CELLPHONE SERVICE!
After long negotiations between the Siletz Tribes and AT&T, with the Bureau of Indian Affairs playing a role, AT&T has agreed to build a new 250′ cell phone tower atop Government Hill, near the water tank, overlooking Siletz. The coverage area of AT&T’s signal should reach way out Logsden Road to the east, and up and down Highway 229 for quite a ways north and south of town.
Officials say once the tower is up, other cell phone providers are expected to attach their own cellphone transmission and receiving antennas to the tower. It’s being reported that the tower should be built within the next six weeks, with sign-on for cell service shortly after that. For the moment it serves AT&T customers only, but typically Verizon and Sprint follow soon-after.
The Siletz Warriors basketball team took state last year, the town recently became home to the manufacturing of personalized jet aircraft, and now the town is getting cellphone service. Siletz is on a roll!