Leasing Land to an ISPbrobak writes "I live in a rural part of West Virignia. As you might imagine, broadband options here are extremely limited. Population density is low, and we are about 25 miles out from the nearest CO. Currently, the only game in town in a WISP with a tower about 6 miles away. I am a subscriber to their service, but recently, they have oversold the bandwidth on my tower such that between 5pm and 11pm every day, the service is unusable. I have been pricing out an option to bring in a real T1 and have several quotes, but this is fairly expensive given my distance from the CO. Another option I thought about was to lease some of my property to a telco, or ISP for the purpose of installing some kind of hardware to bring the bandwidth out to me and the surrounding community. Has anyone ever negotiated a deal where a long term lease was given on a piece of your property for a business to install a communications closet? How did you find a business to work with? How did you negotiate the terms? Do you have any other suggestions for successfully gaining enough business interest to have them come out?"
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