It lasted three and half years. Then it broke in half.
The tower initially hosted AT&T in 2010. Verizon added their equipment about a year and half later. So now the town is without cell service. My guess is that it will take at least a month to get it 100% operational again. It probably could be done sooner, but I’m guessing the corporations will have to work out some bureaucratic issues. I question whether they should fix this thing or replace it with a stronger tower.
Edited to add: Today they put up some temporary antennas. Pretty good service from a large corporation on New Year’s Eve!
For now it’s back to landline here at home.