First of all just because you don't have a signal does not mean a cell carrier is waiting for you to put up a tower but that said I built a 120' Commercial tower back 3 years ago and total cost to build was around 50k. That was a tower to support cell and two way radio at 90mph wind load. I think most cell carriers are asking for 105mph load now days. I guess what I'm saying is I would build the tower you need for the wireless if you need it now.
just a FYI I have 2 towers that are Cell phone ready in North Georgia for over 3 years now and no cell carriers in fact at one site a giant tower company built a tower 1/4 mile down the road and it has 4 carriers on it now and I never got a call and all my calls to the carriers went un answered. Frank ----- Original Message ----- From: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 11:19 AM Subject: [SPAM] [WISPA] A new tower for WISP and Cell Carrier? > I've got a remote rural location where we're thinking of putting up a > 100' tower on a "mountain" owned by a large customer. Turns out that > location can see one of our existing networks, which is great. > However, the customer has extremely poor (or non-existent) cell phone > coverage and would like to use this as an opportunity to possibly > support a cell phone carrier-and they are willing to pay for the > tower if it's not 'excessively' expensive to do so. > > Now, I've got no experience putting up towers, though with the work > I'd done for past potential towers, I've been estimating maybe $15K > in costs for a tower that only needs to support a WISP (counting the > cost of the tower, a local tower company to erect it, and zoning > fees. If this is off base, I'm open to comments here too). > > Of course, I know even less about what a cell company might be > expected to need than I do about tower construction. > > Can anyone give me reasonable budget numbers for a 100' tower that > could support (from a loading standpoint) both a WISP (using, say, 3 > 120 degree sectors and a 3' back haul dish) and a cell company? If > there's not enough information, just a reasonable estimate and the > basis for it might help to decide if this is worth pursuing. If > you're a vendor, please feel free to contact me (via email) off list. > > Thanks! > > Chuck > -- > ----------------------- > Chuck Bartosch > Clarity Connect, Inc. > 200 Pleasant Grove Road > Ithaca, NY 14850 > (607) 257-8268 x108 > > Tell me not, in mournful numbers, > Life is but an empty dream! > For the soul is dead that slumbers, > And things are not what they seem. > > A Psalm of Life, Longfellow > > -- > 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/