US Cellular Cell Tower - Lease Renegotiation
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US Cellular is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems (TDS) and ranks 6th in the country in total number of subscribers, with approximately 6.1 million customers across 26 states. US Cellular is continuing to develop its Long-Term Evolution (4G) roll out plans for faster mobile broadband. Md7 has partnered with US Cellular in order to negotiate a lease amendment to your existing lease, which typically contains a five-year guarantee to pay a newly reduced rent.
An Md7 sales agent may attempt to convince you that your US Cellular tower lease is in jeopardy of termination and therefore, it's better to agree to a reduced fee than receive nothing at all. The agent may be overly assertive to the point of aggressive, purposely misleading you about the future of your US Cellular tower lease or the wireless industry in general. Unfortunately, most landowners are unprepared to deal with the revenue loss and feel they must negotiate. Furthering complicating the situation, the agent may be just as unprepared – or unwilling -- to answer any of your questions such as where a “redundant” cell site actually is located or why your tower was chosen to be renegotiated.
Unfortunately, many landowners buy into the threats or misleading representations and agree to unnecessary rent concessions in exchange for having their lease guaranteed. While not a great proposition, the prospect of getting no money is even worse, so many landowners have been agreeing to these proposals.
The Md7 agents representing US Cellular can be very convincing, but you don't have to go it alone. Call the experts at Steel in the Air. We can help you in several ways:
- We can determine whether or not your cell site is redundant with another US Cellular tower site. We maintain a proprietary database of 165,000 towers and can map your location against these towers as well as the FCC registered towers and the FAA obstructions. Many times, we can pinpoint where the nearest US Cellular tower or cell site is by using this database. If we can't, we have numerous other resources to tap for that information. Furthermore, we have independent Radio Frequency engineers to assist us in determining exactly what construes a "redundant" site.
- We can provide expert evaluations about the true risk of termination of your US Cellular tower lease -- both from an overall industry standpoint, as well as your specific cell tower site. This report will also evaluate whether there are viable alternative locations for US Cellular towers should they decide to terminate your lease.
- We can share with you the results of recent Md7 negotiations we helped clients manage.
- If we find that your site does indeed have a significant risk of termination, we will provide you with alternative strategies to reduce that risk.
While we possess no secret knowledge of what US Cellular tower sites are slated for termination, we have enough industry experience to have a strong understanding of these situations. We can review your cell tower location, outline all the risks involved and help you make the most informed decision possible.
Please contact us for a free estimate of our fees.
We are proud to say that virtually all of our clients have seen the true value of our services by saving far more money than they paid us in future lease payments from US Cellular.
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