Growth in Mobile Shopping Increases Cell Tower Lease Value

The outstanding growth in tablet users and increases in mobile data revenue directly impact the value of cell towers facilitating the wireless connectivity. Black Friday saw Smartphones accounting for 24.9 percent of all online traffic. Tablets drove 14.4 percent of all online sales, while smartphones provided for 7.2 percent of all online sales. IBM's Benchmark real-time reporting unit, which covers 800 online retailers and millions of transactions, reports that mobile shopping continues to … [Read more...]

Coastal Town in British Columbia May Add Cell Tower to Its Landscape

The Hammond Bay seaside community of Nanaimo, British Columbia has received an offer for a new cell tower to be erected upon the property of a local bar. Although having received protest from some upset residents, one of Canada’s largest telecom companies has determined this will be the best location for its current network needs. “It has to fit as part of our overall network, and that's the best location for it. The tower will increase community safety. Roughly half of all 911 calls are now … [Read more...]

New Cell Tower Possible for Newfane, Vermont

Following a recently approved cell tower project, AT&T has proposed another cell tower for the Town of Newfane, Vermont. Many residents opposed the initial plan and battled until the end to prevent its approval; however, the telecom company will not let that hinder its intentions, in an effort to enhance wireless services in the area. “The proposed tower would interconnect with the pending Oak Hill Road tower and an existing Putney site, resulting in significant service-quality improvements … [Read more...]

Will the FCC Relax the Ban on Mobile Phone Usage During Flights?

The FCC is finally considering lifting the ban on cell phone usage during flight, after 22 years in place. As it translates to more profit for them, the Telecommunications Industry Association is a huge proponent of the plan. “Modern technologies can deliver mobile services in the air safely and reliably, and the time is right to review our outdated and restrictive rules. I look forward to working closely with my colleagues, the FAA and the airline industry on this review of new mobile … [Read more...]

More Cell Towers May be Added to the Poolesville Water Tower

In addition to the already approved 9 cell towers, Verizon is seeking to add more to the Poolesville water tower. Verizon requires additional antennas in its effort to become more competitive by improving from a 3G network to the faster 4G network. “Verizon pays about $2,500 per month to rent the space atop the town’s water tower. Sprint, Nextel, AT&T and T-Mobile each pay between $2,300 and $3,700 per month for their spaces. It was not clear how many cell towers the other companies … [Read more...]

Landlords Continue to Receive Letters Following AT&T Transaction

AT&T landlords are still being impacted by the recent transaction by which AT&T agreed to transfer control of over 9,000 cell phone towers to a major tower company. They are continuing to receive correspondence regarding the transaction. It is of dire importance that these property owners seek counsel when reviewing and prior to signing any document they may receive, as they could be signing a waiver relinquishing certain rights away. Proper representation is needed to assist the … [Read more...]

Industrial Park in Memphis to Welcome a Cell Tower to its Landscape

A deal with a tower company to build a new cell tower has been agreed to by the Port Commission in Shelby County. The proposed cell tower is to be constructed at an Industrial Park, in which profits produced would be divided between the Shelby County Port Commission and the owners of the Industrial Park. Regarding the tower income stream, “If three companies utilized the system, as expected, the commission would get $37,900 a year. A maximum of four companies could use it, giving $50,000 … [Read more...]

Cell Tower Proposed for New York Fire Station

Fire District Commissioners of Pine Island, New York, are discussing the possibility of adding a cell tower to the land of the local firehouse. Not only would the cell tower offset taxes as a result of the revenue that would be produced from the telecom companies’ use of the site, but it would also provide emergency communications. “It’s inevitable that the tower’s going to go somewhere, and if we can benefit as a community from emergency services communications then that might be a decision … [Read more...]

Center Township Police Station to Add Cell Tower

A police station in the Township of Center, located in Pennsylvania, will soon be breaking land for a new cell tower in their backyard. Verizon will construct the proposed 80-foot tall tower, after agreeing on a deal with Center Township following initial failed negotiations. Originally, the township did not accept the proposal, but after further talks, they have come to an agreement, and the tower will soon be standing tall. “As part of the deal, Verizon will allow Center police communication … [Read more...]

Stanly County to Improve Wireless Coverage with Multiple Cell Towers

Proposals for 3 new cell towers to be constructed in Stanfield, North Carolina, have been issued the go-ahead by the Stanly County Planning Board. The towers will be built by American Tower and will stand at 195 feet high. Each tower is proposed to be erected upon 3 different Stanfield residents' private land. There is a “growing number of consumers relying exclusively on wireless devices. More than just phones, people need reliable wireless connections for tablets, laptops and gaming consoles,” … [Read more...]

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