fiber optics added to existing tower

by Arthur
( CA)

It appears that the Crown Castle representative wants to include fiber optic capabilities to my existing pole. Crown Castle is attempting to take over the negotiations with Verizon, and possibly the others on the pole, AT&T and Sprint. The pressure is being placed on me to grant an easement of over 2,000 linear ft, and 5 ft. wide, of my property for a very modest amount of money. (A one time payment of $3,000). My counter offer was $1,000 per month, rent, with an annual increase of 5%, or, the CPI of Orange or LA county, whichever is highest. This formula is present in my current lease arrangements with AT&T. They are resistant to this offer, stating that this amount($12,000 per year +), will be very expensive to them in the future. They have not responded to my offer. They have access to the cell site, with the right to cross over the property, and to park next to the site, with NO RIGHT to dig for the installation of fiber optic cable. There is no easement that has been granted to ANYONE to dig on the property. What are your thoughts?

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Oct 14, 2015
fiber optics added to existing tower
by: Bob C

First thing that strikes me... Crown wants 10,000 sq ft of your property for a one time payment of $3000. And you're considering taking 30 cents a square foot for as long as they want it??

Second major thing that strikes me is even if you took a one time payment of any amount for an open ended easement what would stop them from putting a tower and support equip on the easement and not paying you a dime? You would have to have a lawyer pick that agreement apart to the bone before you sign anything.

I have 2 sites on my property and I make them ask every time before they even set foot on my property. Neither has an easement.

Jun 05, 2015
Pigs vs. Hogs
by: Anonymous


Jun 04, 2015
California dreaming
by: Steve

Don't you realize the carriers benefit from the fiber Crown is bringing to the tower? If the carriers can't operate a site that can handle the traffic, they will eventually move and find an alternate location.

My thoughts. Pigs get fat. Hogs get slaughtered.

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