[TowerTalk] Hosting a commercial service

Jim W7RY w7ry at centurytel.net
Tue Jan 21 23:17:34 EST 2014

Cellular companies typically pay between 800 to 1000 per month for the 
land space or building top mount. But remember they are a nationwide 
company with multi BILLIONS of dollars of revenue. You cant expert that 
from a small business like a wireless internet company...

Is this a struggling small business? (Probably) If so, then It would NOT 
be fair to charge them 800 to 1000 month!

Their offer is fair. Perhaps you can ask 1.00 or even 50 cents per month 
per subscriber that uses your site plus your free internet service.

Jim W7RY

On 1/21/2014 7:01 PM, Edwin Karl wrote:
> Ponder this:
> They will need fiber for their own purposes, your access is a no cost 
> for them.
> Typically they rent ground space, apply for a tower, etc.
> The building is generally prefab, concrete (gravel face). They should 
> provide their own power.
> They pay for engineering analysis on tower and any upgrades.
> Don't know what is in the permit from local government. I inserted 
> "not for commercial
> purposes" on my 100 footer. Ends discussion for me, greased the 
> permitting process though.
> I would figure $500-1,000 per month for site rental, commercial site. 
> You may be in a low
> people density situation in which case lower rent my make sense.
> I would get cash from them as above in any event You will be married 
> to them for a long
> time, make certain you get what you want, don't let the money get in 
> the way.
> Don't be afraid to ask, all they can say is no.
> It's your property, I'll bet they will want 10 year deal which 
> encumbers the property somewhat
> for that period, no doubt with a ten year renewal clause, make certain 
> it makes sense (for you).
> Good Luck, we're all counting on you ...
> 73
> ed K0KL
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