How are you charging for Foam Dielectric cabling?

Discussion in 'Design, Development and Standards Discussions' started by Phyllis Cole, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Phyllis Cole

    Phyllis Cole Friend of the Community

    I work for a small tower owner in SW Louisiana along the I-10 corridor. We own over 30 communications towers. I am just noticing that tenants are now adding new foam dielectric cables, 1 5/8-inch, versus the old 5/8-inch or 7/8-inch. This change is dramatic to loading of the tower since pounds are now over 2000 versus the old estimate of around 800. How are tower owners charging for this change in equipment on the tower?
  2. Blake Bowers

    Blake Bowers Industry Observer

    We of course upcharge, unless the carrier is already at the max amount we have set. Its adding a fair chunk overall to the billing.
  3. Blake Bowers

    Blake Bowers Industry Observer

    I guess I should have added, that we only upcharge IF the 7/8 inch cable is specified in the original contract. If all the contract states is X antennas with hardline, then we don't have a chance upcharging them.
  4. Phyllis Cole

    Phyllis Cole Friend of the Community

    Do you have a rate per foot?

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