April 13, 2021

Flying high

New Colfax stealth tower bring faster cellular speeds along with landmark flag

Driving through Colfax, a new landmark is sure to be seen. A project between the City of Colfax and U.S. Cellular, the new stealth tower with an American flag soars high in the sky, a product of a partnership to bring the fastest 5G speeds to the city.

“We are excited to add this tower in Colfax and expand our 5G network to more Iowa customers,” Mike Adams, U.S. Cellular’s director of sales for Iowa and Nebraska, said. “We will continue to invest in our network to ensure our customers have a great wireless experience.”

The tower was set to be dedicated Aug. 10 but due to the derecho storm that blew through Colfax, the ceremony was postponed. With the flag back flying high, an event has been planned for 2 p.m. Saturday at 23 Weaver St., along with a Veterans appreciation ceremony.

The outdoor event will afford plenty of space with social distancing and masks encouraged.

Located near the city’s cemetery, the tower is 120 feet high, sitting on one of the highest hills central Iowa. Flying above the city is a 30 ft by 50 ft American flag, donated by U.S. Cellular. The flag will be visible for miles around, including from Interstate 80.

The tower brings with it U.S. Cellular’s latest 5G technology, giving citizens access to faster data speeds, a more responsive mobile experience and the ability to connect more devices to the network at the same time.

Contact Jamee A. Pierson at 641-792-3121 ext. 6534 or jpierson@newtondailynews.com