According to a client of mine, Black Dot Wireless has a new pitch that they are trying on landowners with AT&T cell site leases. Most of these pitches, I don’t bother to post. Today’s pitch was so patently ludicrous that I felt it necessary to call them out on such a ridiculous statement (even worse than the balloons will take the place of cell tower pitch). Black Dot is now claiming that due to AT&T’s acquisition of a spectrum in the 700MHz auction, that AT&T will no longer need 9 out of 10 towers because AT&T’s towers will now have an effective radius of 50 MILES. These unneeded towers will be terminated within 2 years. Of course, the only way that the landowner could protect his lease was to reduce it WITHIN 5 DAYS.
There is truth to the fact that 700MHz spectrum is more efficient than either the 850MHz spectrum or the 1900MHz spectrum that AT&T currently uses. But to suggest that AT&T will terminate 9 out of 10 towers within 2 years is reckless at best.
Hopefully, Black Dot’s management and AT&T’s management aren’t privy to the fact that Black Dot’s agent are making such completely unfounded and reckless statements. If they are, shame on them. And if you are a landowner reading this- you might consider contacting your state attorney general and asking whether Black Dot can legally make such misleading statements.
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