Equipment Costs for Roadside Telecommunications (RS-TC)

Note: Equipment list adjusted to 2014 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, 2014 Dollars (Year) O&M Cost $K/year, Dollars (Year) Description
Conduit Design and Installation - Corridor 20 53.00 - 79.00 (2005) 3.00 (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 8.60 (1999) 0.10 - 0.40 (2004)

Cost is per link.

ISP Service Fee TC007 0.18 - 0.60 (2004)

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

Twisted Pair Installation 20 11.00 - 16.50 (2004) 2.09 (2004)

Cost is per mile.

DS3 Communication Line TC003 20 2.90 - 4.80 (1995) 24.00 - 71.00 (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 21.00 - 55.00 (2005) 1.00 - 2.60 (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 0.60 - 0.70 (1995)

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

Wireless Communications, High Usage TC006 20 0.50 - 1.00 (1995) 1.20 - 1.80 (1995)

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

Terrestrial Microwave 10 5.00 - 20.10 (2005) 0.50 - 1.00 (2005)

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

DS0 Communication Line TC001 20 0.50 - 1.00 (1995) 0.60 - 1.20 (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 0.50 - 1.00 (1995) 5.00 - 10.10 (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 4.00 - 7.10 (2004) 0.26 - 0.60 (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 0.12 - 0.20 (2003)

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