cell phone towers total number

Cell Phone Tower Statistics

Cell Phone Tower Statistics Data
Total number of cell phone towers in the US 215,000
Total number of cell phone towers in the US in 1985 900
Average cost of building a cell phone tower $150,000
Maximum range of a cell phone tower 21.7 miles
Average yearly cell phone tower lease rate $45,000
Chances of being approved to build a cell tower on your property 0.8 %
Lowest annual cost to lease a cell tower $100
Number of cell tower worker deaths per 100,000 workers 183.6 per 100,000
Largest Cell Phone Tower Owners Number of Towers
Crown Castle 39,739
American Tower 28,463
SBA Communications 14,873
United Cellular Co. 4,802
Verizon Wireless 1,400
T-Mobile Towers 1,003
Time Warner 950
Mediacom Communications 750
Charter Communications 650
Diamond Communications 637
Trillion Partners 635
South Carolina Educational TV 600
Insite Towers 583
Union Pacific Railroad Company 513
Clear Channel 497
BNSF Railroad 387
Pegasus Wireless 347
Subcarrier Communications 307
SkyWay Towers 250
Sprint Sites USA 242
States With The Highest Cell Tower Lease Rates Lease Rates
Massachusetts $91,000 - $535,000
New York $30,000 - $535,000
New Jersey $39,000 - $514,000
Maryland $121,000 - $489,000
Vermont $92,000 - $412,000
Arizona $17,000 - $283,000
New Hampshire $158,000 - $412,000
Pennsylvania $23,000 - $331,000
Florida $20,000 - $310,000
Georgia $25,000 - $265,000
Statistic & Data References
Sources: Airwave Management LLC, Steel in the Air
Date research was conducted: June 12th, 2016