Cell Tower Heights Across the US

One of our clients contacted us to inquire about the average heights of cell towers. We did a quick analysis of the FCC tower data and came up with the following chart which shows the height of the cell tower (horizontal axis) vs the number of towers of that height (vertical axis). We thought we would share the chart as it presents an interesting visual on cell tower height.

 

Please note that this chart may not be indicative of the height distribution of all cell towers because the FCC did not always require registration of cell towers under 200′.

8 Comments

  • suresh
    September 18, 2012

    1 how much height of cellular tower on roof top
    2 how much calculate the height of cellular tower on bases of tower base

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  • Jacky
    December 13, 2012

    Hi, I am a post secondary student who is doing a physics assignment regarding Cell Towers. My question is, what is the mass of a typical cell tower? And if you could give me an estimated answer that would be great! Also it would be nice if you can provide me with further details; as in what components beside the tower and battery. Thank you.

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  • Freddie L. Smith
    April 15, 2014

    Different tower height

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  • Joe
    April 1, 2016

    Why are cell towers so short? I would think the higher they are, the more coverage they could provide.

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    • Ken Schmidt
      April 14, 2016

      The primary reason for shorter towers is capacity driven. Taller towers provide greater coverage- but each tower can only handle so many users (500-2000 simultaneously). So they need more towers to handle more people and that means shorter towers.

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  • Balrampur
    April 4, 2016

    I am planning a roof top tower for my WISP setup. Can you advise me the factors to consider for planning the roof top tower ?

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    • Ken Schmidt
      April 14, 2016

      There really aren’t any factors to consider for a rooftop tower other than planning/zoning and permitting requirements. It just needs to serve the purpose for which it is being used for.

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  • DEAN
    July 11, 2020

    HEADS UP,
    A ROGUE INVESTIGATIONS TSI COMPANY HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA, IS MOUNTING SOLENTEK SKYWAY SYSTEMS LM PRO SERIES IN CELLULAR TOWERS TO HIJACK YOUR INTERNET & CELLUAR SERVICE. THEY HAVE OPERATION ALL OVER AMERICA.
    LINKED TO CORRUPTED POLITICIANS PUSHING FOR INTERNET CENSORSHIP.IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING SLOW SERVICE, CHANCES THIS SYSTEM IS INSTALLED AT THE BASE OF YOUR TOWERS, AND ANY BUILDING ROOF TOPS AROUND THE AREA. IT GIVES THEM A 15 MILE RADIUS TO HACK, AND THEY USE A NETWORK OF REPEATERS IN BETWEEN TO CARRY THE SIGNAL TO NEXT TOWER LIKE TELEVISION BROADCAST. THEY HAVE HOMES USED AS MONITORING STATIONS AND INSTALL ILLEGALLY SMART DUST CAMERA’S IN HOMES AND BUSINESSES..PROBABLY LOCATE THEM BY A FREQUENCY DETECTOR, LIKE THE FCC USES TO LOCATE PIRATE BROADCASTING

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