by David

Which carriers are the best for paying high leases? Is it better to go with CC or ATT for your first contract?

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Apr 16, 2014
Crown or AT&T contracts...
by: Tower Genius

David... generally you will have a better chance of negotiating a higher lease rate with a carrier as opposed to a tower company as a carrier is not limited to generating revenue on a tower to vertical real estate only, but they sell voice and data plans and can bill minutes.

With that being said, in California and other places, I've seen AT&T sites that pay $500 or less monthly, I've seen AT&T towers that pay $1,500 and $2,000 and $3,600 and $6,000+ per month.

I know of Crown sites that pay $500 and I often speak with crown landlords who have towers generating over $5K monthly.

It's all based on carrier demand for coverage and the availability of alternative sites to locate on, which can be limited by terrain, zoning ordinances, wetlands, other property owners, historical sites etc...

Crown and American Tower are now both building towers for AT&T all over the USA, this way AT&T is not absorbing the up front construction costs. Yes, this makes it increasingly difficult for property owners to maximize their revenues, and is why you should seek out a professional.

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