Although most of AT&T's traffic goes over fiber now, and although this tower has been sold to American Tower, Scipio Tower was once an vital part of the AT&T backbone. Sited high on Scipio Hill, southwest of the small Utah community of Scipio, this tower was originally staffed. A well-maintained parking lot, complete with now-unused parking lot lights and a flagpole, remain to indicate that the tower was once well-staffed. Eight technicians and a supervisor once were headquartered here. Another group was in the nearby Delta tower. Now converted to digital, and remotely run, the doorbell buzzer labeled "Ring for Attendant" is unlikely to raise any person aside from the rare tower technician. Although AT&T Long Lines put pride and survivability into each microwave structure, the way this tower was built shows a great deal of style, as well. No "death star" AT&T logo can be seen, but the side of the building shows "American Telephone and Telegraph" in metal lettering.
This tower's microwave circuits
connected to Delta Utah
on the West, to Levan Utah on the North, and Meadow,
Utah on the South. Those towers, in turn connected to other parts of the
AT&T far-flung network.
A nearby FAA microwave site and a third nearby microwave site are dwarfed by the
massive 300-foot AT&T tower, with a large concrete building housing switching and power.
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