What To Do When AT&T Calls
Have you been contacted by AT&T or Crown Castle to put a cell tower on your property, extend your AT&T cell tower lease, or negotiate the terms of a lease buyout?
Here are a few common reasons they contact people about cell tower leases:
- To engage a landowner about leasing their property for the construction of a cell tower, or, in the case of a building owner, to install rooftop antennas on it;
- To request a modification to an existing lease, so as to allow for either an expansion of the current leased area or an upgrade of equipment on the leased site;
- To add additional equipment (or new equipment). This equipment can include new or additional antennas, generators, fiber optic cables or utilities to serve their equipment;
- To request the consent for third-parties to co-locate or sublease space within the leased premises area; and/or
- To request an extension to the existing lease, so as to secure the tower or rooftop area.
Outlook for 2017
- Moderate Cell Site Growth
- Renewed Emphasis on Small Cell & Distributed Antenna Systems
- Continued Pursuit of Large-Scale Lease Renewals
- Use of 3rd Party Vendors for Lease Extensions
- Cell Site Modifications
Read our complete blog post 2017 Forecast – AT&T Cell Sites: 5 Things You Need To Know for more detailed information.
How Our Consultants Can Help With Your AT&T Cell Tower Lease
We will work on your behalf to determine what options you have regarding any request that has been made by AT&T.
Any new or existing lease agreement with AT&T can be a confusing and complicated agreement. The reason for this is because AT&T spends a lot of time and money to make sure that property owners make decisions that are advantageous to AT&T. Landowners of all types who are contacted by AT&T should engage someone with experience in the telecom and legal arenas to make sure they make the most informed and, ultimately best, decisions regarding their lease and property rights that are affected by such agreement.
As part of our comprehensive telecom, real estate and legal services, we can also help you determine how best to negotiate an AT&T cell site lease.
We will review any proposed agreement that has been presented to you for consideration and determine, based upon both the independent value of your property to AT&T and the impact on your property, how to best structure not only the rent you will be paid under such agreement, but other terms that will not only increase the value of your lease today, but throughout the term the lease.
Contact us today regarding any request that has been made by AT&T. We review any request that may have been made by Verizon free of charge and provide you with options you may not have otherwise thought were available.
Vertical Consultants is always open to provide you with not only references from clients we have assisted, but we will let you speak to them directly.
Who Is AT&T?
AT&T is the second largest provider of wireless services in the United States and also provides broadband services. AT&T is the third largest company in Texas.
As of May 2013, AT&T was the 21st largest company in the world by market value and the 13th largest non-oil company. As of 2014, it was also the 20th largest telecom company in the world, with over 110 million mobile-cellular customers.
AT&T’s roots stretch back to 1875, with founder Alexander Graham Bell’s invention of the telephone. During the 19th century, AT&T became the parent company of the Bell System, the American telephone monopoly. The Bell System provided what was, by all accounts, the best telephone service in the world.
AT&T’s current form took existence as Southwestern Bell Corporation, one of seven regional bell operating companies, created in 1983 after the break up of its parent company, American Telephone and Telegraph, which was founded in 1885 and was later know as AT&T Corp.
Southwestern Bell changed its name to SBC Communications, Inc. in 1995. In 2005, SBC purchased former parent AT&T Corporation and took on its branding, with the merged entity naming itself AT&T Inc.