Shares of cell sites by owner
Crown Castle is the #1 tower operator in the US. Together the top 3 independent national tower operators own 59% of all US cell sites. By comparison the top 3 mobile operators own only 10% of the sites.
Number of cell sites in the top 10 states
Texas and California host 9% and 8% respectively of all cell sites in the country. Together the top 10 states host just short of half (49%) of all cell sites.
Number of towers by height
The standard height of cell towers is less than 20 meters but there are many cases of taller structures, especially in more rural settings.
Proportion of towers by type
Guyed masts are the most common form of cell towers in the US. Rooftops account for a relatively small share of the total, reflecting the country’s large non-urban population.
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