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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