A San Diego library is in discussions with AT&T to place a rooftop cell tower on the public building. Some residents of the Carmel Valley suburb are not happy about this proposition. However, there is a need for improved wireless coverage for consumers in the area. According to 10 News, “The company says the tower will help improve in-home wireless service…The tower would be concealed on the rooftop of the library, and it would consist of 12 antennas, 24 remote radio units and other equipment.”
If the proposal is approved, despite the residents’ protest, the representatives of the library must seek proper counsel prior to signing a long-term agreement with AT&T. Vertical Consultants has worked with all types of property owners, including municipalities, who are being paid below-market value for the use of their property. The primary reason for this is the lack of information and representation provided for these entities. Vertical Consultants has made its mission to provide our clients the data they need. While telecom companies have professionals on their side who know the true value of every tower site they control, property owners should have advocates working for them determining options to optimize their telecom assets.