They were told $1500 here.  That's CELL phone company use though.  Not wisp.

I took an antenna to a city council meeting and showed them what little space I'd be using. I also compared revenue streams between cell phone companies and wisps. Then I told them that I wanted to service the community but couldn't do it alone. I needed their help. I'd get to people that the telco didn't with dsl and I'd offer the ONLY competitive pressure to the incumbent offering (still to this day there are only two of us).

In the end, it costs them almost nothing. Our contract is for non interference not exclusive use. Our contract also says that when we fire up if we cause problems for ANYONE in the AREA we'll shut it down and redo things. They buy the hardware and we provide service to any city facilities that need it.

Also talked them down from a $5,000,000 insurance requirement to $1,000,000 (worked out how to do that with my insurance agent).

In the end, they are out nothing because I couldn't have gone up there at $1500 per month. And the community gained service where it wouldn't have gone otherwise and the city is saving hundreds on communications costs.

That more helpful?
Marlon
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Jason Hensley" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
Sent: Monday, March 13, 2006 2:00 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Water Tower Colocation


Thanks Cliff (and everyone else).

The local folks here have been told by someone they should not take less than $1000 per month for someone to locate on their tower. Needless to say that puts a pretty big hit in the pocket book, and makes ROI pretty much non-existent for small-town WISP's like myself (I'm in a town of rolling hills and lots of big thick oak trees, population around 12,000). So, I'm working trying to find comparable figures for what others are paying and have worked out, etc, just to show that most are not paying anywhere near the $1000 per month for a water tower. Other towers, yes, maybe, but not water towers - at least not that I have found.






----- Original Message ----- From: "Cliff Leboeuf" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
Sent: Monday, March 13, 2006 3:25 PM
Subject: RE: [WISPA] Water Tower Colocation


Jason,

Each deal is different. I had tried unsuccessfully to get access to the
water towers in my area for years.

Than, one day, the realized that I could offer them something...two way
IP communication to their equipment, and they could eliminate the 1FB's
and modem they were currently using.

I not charge them $30 per month for their 42 locations, and have rights
to all of their towers for AP's...Go figure!

- Cliff




----- Original Message ----- From: "Jason Hensley" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
Sent: Monday, March 13, 2006 12:25 PM
Subject: [WISPA] Water Tower Colocation


I'm looking for comparisons again on water tower colocation.  Have
another area I'm trying to go into.  Looking for what you're paying,
if
anything, what you're trading out (speed, number of buildings /
connections, etc), etc etc.

Specifically looking for folks in towns of under 20,000, but anything

will help.

Thanks a lot in advance!!!
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