DISH Network announced a master lease agreement with American Tower Corporation for leasing space on up to 20,000 American Tower communications sites.
“Our team has already developed colocation plans for American Tower sites across the country to bring a new generation of connectivity to Americans,” Dave Mayo, DISH’s Executive vice president of Network Development, said.
“We believe that our nationwide portfolio of communications sites is optimally positioned to continue to serve as the backbone of today’s critical mobile broadband networks while assuring a meaningful share of new leasing activity in the marketplace,” Steve Vondran, American Tower’s president, U.S. Tower Division, said.
Cash lease payments from DISH to American Tower will commence in 2022 and grow over time as DISH’s network deployment progresses. In addition, DISH may lease shared generators from American Tower on select sites and will have the ability to utilize American Tower’s zoning, permitting and other pre-construction services.