SteepSteel is the nation’s first and only cell tower lease auction and marketplace, and the single-source knowledge resource center for real estate professionals, legal professionals, non-profits, churches, government agencies, tribal governments, school districts and private landlords. SteepSteel provides assistance with – and information about – the following wireless lease, wireless lease-related property, or lease network related events:
SteepSteel Educates & Informs
SteepSteel wants to help our clients and visitors better understand wireless agreements as well as the wireless industry, and has included a collection of industry specific websites throughout the pages of SteepSteel.
Whether you want to know details about your telecommunications site, obtain coverage data provided by a specific carrier in a given area, get caught on the latest wireless industry developments, legislation, and happenings, or learn about FCC regulations related to wireless infrastructure development – you should be able to find the answers within the resources we have compiled.
You can look to the FCC ASR site to locate any changes in tower/antenna ownership that might affect you, your wireless agreement, or tenant obligations.
You can look to CellReception.com to determine the reputed signal quality (as reported by users) for each of the major carriers at locations across the continental United States.
You can look to OpenSignal.com to find out the coverage of every major carrier – street by street – around the globe.
AntennaSearch.com is another great, quick, online resource that combines Google Maps with FCC tower data, so you can look up antenna/tower information (including pending applications) in your neighborhood or across the country.
WirelessWeek, RCRWireless, FierceWireless, and FierceTelecom each provide carrier, tower company, technology, financial, and legislative news multiple times per day and are excellent resources to become better informed about variables and events that might impact your wireless investments.
InsideTowers is a great resource for wireless telecom infrastructure, development and contractors (in conjunction with Tower-Pro.com).
In addition, we have included a section entitled Landlord Resources that provides tower company and carrier contact information for each landlord services department, which will make it easier for landlords to obtain answers to questions about utility reimbursements, site maintenance and landscaping issues, property tax reimbursements, and other lease related issues or questions that may arise.
And if you look at nothing else on this site, please visit our Blog which provides detailed information about wireless agreement specific topics including:
> Value Penalty
> Lease Stripping
> Purchasing or Selling a Property Subject in Conjunction with a Wireless Agreement
> Potential Tax Consequences of Selling a Wireless Agreement
> Wireless Agreement Negotiation Techniques, Strategies and Variables
> And much more.
Market and Site Specific Questions
Does a tower company or carrier have a pending application with the FCC or a local government agency for site development or equipment changes? If so, what is the status of the application?
How might a local tower/antenna development affect your lease or your site?
How might a merger of major carriers or an acquisition of a large number of carrier towers by a tower company affect your lease, lease value, or the local market?
Do you know how to contact other tower/rooftop landlords to compare notes?
Would you like to learn more about the industry, where it’s headed, and about emerging technologies?
What are the largest tower companies in the United States? By market cap? By number of towers?
What are the top wireless carriers in the United States? By number of customers? By network coverage or speed? By coverage or customer support?
What is the deal with 5G? What will happen to the wireless market once 5G becomes the norm? What will be (and have already become) the legislative impacts of 5G?
How will wireless devices and the Internet of Things (“IoT”) change our lives as a result of 5G?
How should a government agency develop and manage small cell networks?
Do you know how zoning can impact site development? Do you know how to check your zoning?
Well, now you can have access to some of the same resources the wireless industry professionals use to conduct your own research.
The pages of SteepSteel are an ever-improving resource for landlords, government agencies, investors, real estate/legal/engineering professionals seeking answers about a complex and fragmented industry.
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If you’d like to purchase a copy of the e-book entitled Cell Tower Secrets (written by SteepSteel Founder and CEO, James Kennedy) which provides the reader with a number of industry insights, norms, techniques, and an expanded understanding of cell tower leases, please go HERE.
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