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Aug 13, 2021 - 08:56 AM
One of the key things to consider is what the remaining structural capacity is on the tower. Older towers are typically underspec'd for today's equipment.
I am assuming the tower is less than 200' AND farther than 5 miles from a public airport. Otherwise it needs to be lit and monitored for air traffic safety and you would be close to losing money if the rent is only $100/month.
Regarding a moritorium, under federal law, it can't last for more than a limited time frame- typically less than 6 months. While it may be difficult to build a new tower nearby, there is always a possibilty of "replacing" the existing tower with a stouter one especially if zoning is difficult.
We can certainly evaluate whether another provider might be interested- but we rarely find that it is worthwhile to retain us to do this evaluation. Towers rarely sit vacant because wireless providers aren't aware they are there.