OTC removes some obsolete equipment

Ogden Telephone Company takes down tower and satellite dishes. -Ogden Reporter photo by Kathy Pierce

The upper portion of Ogden Telephone Company’s 80’ tower swings free after workers remove the bolts anchoring the two parts. The tower, along with satellite dishes located just east of the former telephone office, are being taken down as they are no longer used. It was erected in the summer of 1999 to receive off-air channels. Joel Munson, the telephone company’s operations manager explained that once they went fiber to the home they now transmit via underground fiber optic. They receive the fiber from Aureon in Des Moines and pump out to the customers. It has been almost a year since the old system was completely shut down. D & B Agro-Systems out of Hubbard were tasked with taking down the tower and seven large satellite dishes nearby.