Equipment Costs for Roadside Telecommunications (RS-TC)

Note: Equipment list adjusted to 2020 dollars. The date in parentheses under the capital cost value and O&M cost value represents the dollar year from which the cost value was adjusted. All costs are in $K.

Unit Cost Element IDAS# Life (years) Capital Cost $K, 2020 Dollars (Year) O&M Cost $K/year, Dollars (Year) Description
Conduit Design and Installation - Corridor 20 11.79 - 87.66 (2013) 3.51 (2005)

Cost is per mile. Includes boring, trenching, and conduit (3- or 4-inch). Cost would be significantly less for an aerial installation. In-ground installation would cost significantly less if implemented in conjuction with a construction project.

900 MHz Spread Spectrum Radio 10 9.57 (1999) 0.46 - 0.12 (2004)

Cost is per link.

ISP Service Fee TC007 0.20 - 0.70 (2004)

Monthly service fee. Regular dial-up service (low) and DSL (high).

Twisted Pair Installation 20 12.76 - 18.32 (2004) 2.32 (2004)

Cost is per mile.

DS3 Communication Line TC003 20 3.21 - 5.34 (1995) 26.26 - 78.77 (2001)

44.736 Mbps capacity (T3 line). Leased with typical distance from terminus to terminus is 8 to 15 miles, but most of the cost is not distance sensitive.

Fiber Optic Cable Installation 20 6.32 - 113.89 (2017) 1.17 - 2.92 (2005)

Cost is per mile for cable and in-ground installation. Cost would be significantly less for an aerial installation. In-ground installation would cost significantly less if implemented in conjunction with a construction project.

Wireless Communications, Medium Usage TC005 0.64 - 0.75 (1995)

1,000 Kbytes/month available usage (non-continuous use).

Wireless Communications, High Usage TC006 20 0.53 - 1.07 (1995) 1.34 - 2.00 (2002)

3,000 Kbytes/month available usage (non-continuous use).

Terrestrial Microwave 10 5.84 - 22.32 (2005) 0.58 - 1.17 (2005)

Cost is per link. Cost could be higher depending on tower/antenna installation.

DS0 Communication Line TC001 20 0.53 - 1.07 (1995) 0.68 - 1.36 (2003)

56 Kbps capacity. Leased with typical distance from terminus to terminus is 8 to 15 miles, but most of the cost is not distance sensitive.

DS1 Communication Line TC002 20 0.53 - 1.07 (1995) 5.61 - 11.22 (2005)

1.544 Mbps capacity (T1 line). Leased with typical distance from terminus to terminus is 8 to 15 miles, but most of the cost is not distance sensitive.

Call Box 10 4.64 - 7.89 (2013) 0.67 - 0.29 (2004)

Capital cost includes call box and installation. O&M is cost per unit (per year) for service maintenance contract and annual cellular service fee.

Other Unit Cost Elements -

Summary values under development.

Wireless Communications, Low Usage TC004 0.14 - 0.23 (2003)

125 Kbytes/month available usage (non-continuous use).