The conglomerate tower owners know that there are only "so many" broadband (cellular) carriers to go around. The prices will drop for the WISPs as soon as the broadband business runs out! Cellular buildout cannot go on forever.
There are plenty of independent tower owners who will welcome the WISP as a tenant and not rip him off. Of course as both a WISP and a tower owner, let me say that not all WISPs I know of pay their bills on time (or at all). If you need space in Dalton GA, Chatsworth GA, Calhoun GA, Rome GA, Marietta GA, Atlanta GA, Cartersville GA, or Ellijay GA just give a holler- I can hook you up on one of my towers or those of a few other independent owners. We are not ALL jerks to deal with (but if you don't pay, we will unplug your gear)! Ralph -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Travis Johnson Sent: Saturday, October 07, 2006 9:43 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Crown Castle / Global signal Hi, The problem is that cell carriers (at least in my area) pay $500 - $2,000 per month to be on a tower... the same towers that I pay $100 - $250 per month. If you owned the towers, which customer would _you_ rather have? :( Travis Microserv D. Ryan Spott wrote: > It seems we (people on this list) are always easily dismissed by large > tower owners. These dismissals are often in the form of "here, pay > this $$$$$! fee up front to deal with us" or "who are you again?" > or my favorite and one that was told to me by an American Tower Rep: > "we don't deal with WISPs unless they are named Clearwire." > > Is WISPA (or Part-15 for that matter) doing anything to negotiate > standard or discount leases with these tower owners? > > I am not a member of either organization but this sort of thing would > definitely make me want to join up in a hurry. I also think that if > tower owners were faced with an organized group of people they might > cut though some of the BS we face when working out leases. > > Just a suggestion, > > ryan > > > > On Oct 7, 2006, at 9:06 PM, Blake Bowers wrote: > >> Exactly. Crown is a nightmare if you are not a carrier, and they are >> doing the assimiliation. >> >> Smaller tower owners will continue to cater to the smaller companies, >> the WISPS, and continue to gain their business. >> >> >> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tom DeReggi" >> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >> To: "WISPA General List" <firstname.lastname@example.org> >> Sent: Saturday, October 07, 2006 8:07 PM >> Subject: Re: [WISPA] Crown Castle / Global signal >> >> >>> How do you figure? Crown Castle is a nightmare to work with, and >>> Global Signal has worked well with WISPS. I hope Crown Castle takes >>> Global Signal's good sense with the purchase. >>> >>> Tom DeReggi >>> RapidDSL & Wireless, Inc >>> IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband >>> >> >> >> -- >> WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com >> >> Subscribe/Unsubscribe: >> http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless >> >> Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ > > -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/