Good to know about the current fee, $24,000, changes picture. Maybe light
on edge of the cloud is more leasable towers for WISPs.

On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 4:48 PM, Charles Grigg <cgr...@telpage.net> wrote:

> I think it is a win???
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> Fiscal Implications: According to the Virginia Department of
> Transportation, current annual fees for wireless communications towers on
> rights-of-way are $24,000 each. There are 79 towers presently generating
> $1,896,000 in annual fees for VDOT. Under this proposal, various fees would
> be charged depending on support structure height and square footage of
> associated equipment, shelter or facilities constructed on the ground.
> Assuming the maximum $5,000 fee allowed through this legislation for the
> towers, and 100 square feet of related ground equipment and facilities at
> each tower, $402,900 would be generated annually. This possible reduction
> in fees, though, would phase in over five years as individual occupancy
> agreement terms expire. If more towers are installed due to the reduced
> annual fee for each site, overall revenue may increase or stay constant. It
> is currently not possible to determine how many new towers could be
> expected.
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> *From:* virginia-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:virginia-boun...@wispa.org] *On
> Behalf Of *Lon Whelchel
> *Sent:* Wednesday, April 04, 2018 10:17 AM
> *To:* virginia@wispa.org
> *Subject:* Re: [Virginia] Can we have some light on Bill
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> The Gov. has to sign by April 9th.
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> Lon Whelchel
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> ‚Äč <804-306-8131>CEO
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> AcelaNet,, LLC
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> SCS Broadband, a Division of AcelaNet
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> CVALink, a Division of AcelaNet
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> On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 9:22 AM, Sam Smith <s...@iwisp.net> wrote:
>
> Have these bills passed. I was thinking the big sale companies also work
> in on it. Making the fees too high for us WISPs. Raising the mini tower
> height to 80 feet would've done a lot to remove barriers.
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> Samuel H Smith
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> PO Box 207
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> Partlow, VA 22534
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> Cell  540-379-5866
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> s...@iwisp.net <t...@iwisp.net>
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> iWiSP.net <http://iwisp.net/>
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> On Apr 4, 2018, at 6:58 AM, Warren Kane <warren.k...@b2xonline.com> wrote:
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> It appears the cable companies have got someone to pass another bill to
> oppose our industry.
>
> I read it as negative, however I see it for public right of ways that VDOT
> controls not localities.  I think the counties would still rule for
> non-VDOT right of ways.
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> Warren Kane -  CEO
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> B2X Online, Inc.
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> 30 Mill Lane
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> Salem, VA 24153
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> 540-389-7924 Office
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> 540-580-4212 Cell
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> *From:* virginia-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:virginia-boun...@wispa.org
> <virginia-boun...@wispa.org>] *On Behalf Of *Clay Stewart
> *Sent:* Tuesday, April 03, 2018 12:12 PM
> *To:* Virginia WISP Discussion <virginia@wispa.org>
> *Subject:* [Virginia] Can we have some light on Bill
>
>
>
> What does this mean for Virginia WISPs?
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> https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?181+sum+SB823
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> https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?181+sum+SB405
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