Conduit Lease/IRU Pricing

William Herrin bill at
Sun Feb 5 20:36:27 UTC 2023

On Sun, Feb 5, 2023 at 10:13 AM James Jun <james.jun at> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 05, 2023 at 11:21:09AM -0600, Mike Hammett wrote:
> > How have you seen empty conduits sold? Entire route only, or is a partial route okay? Twenty years only or less? Price compared to cost of construction? Ongoing maintenance costs?
> Generally speaking, most telcos and utility owners will not sell you conduits.

One quick note: conduit on private property, such as the tail of a
telco conduit serving a small office complex, is almost always a
fixture of the property belonging to whoever owns the land. Even
though the telco installed it for free. It's just too expensive for
them to dot the i's and cross the t's legally when installing the
conduit tail, so they generally just do it realizing there's low odds
of anyone hijacking it from them.

Bill Herrin

For hire.

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