Unit Costs (Unadjusted)

Equipment Costs for Roadside Telecommunications (RS-TC)

Note: The date in parentheses under the capital cost value and O&M cost value represents the dollar year of the cost values. All costs are in $K.
Unit Cost Element IDAS # Life
Years
Capital Cost
$K
(Source Year)
O&M Cost
$K/year
(Source Year)
Description View Sample Unit Cost Entries
DS0 Communication LineTC001200.5 - 1.0
(1995)
0.6 - 1.2
(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 TC002200.5 - 1.0
(1995)
4.8 - 9.6
(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.
DS3 Communication LineTC003203.0 - 5.0
(1995)
24.0 - 72.0
(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.
ISP Service FeeTC0070.17 - 0.6
(2004)
Monthly service fee ranges from $15 per month for regular dial-up service to $50 per month for DSL.
Conduit Design and Installation - Corridor20 50.0 - 75.0
(2005)
3.0
(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.
Twisted Pair Installation 2011.0 - 15.8
(2004)
2.0
(2004)
Cost is per mile.
Fiber Optic Cable Installation 20 20.0 - 52.0
(2005)
1.0 - 2.5
(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.
900 MHz Spread Spectrum Radio10 9.0
(1999)
0.1 - 0.4
(2004)
Cost is per link.
Terrestrial Microwave10 5.0 - 19.1
(2005)
0.5 - 1.0
(2005)
Cost is per link. Cost could be higher depending on tower/antenna installation.
Wireless Communications, Low UsageTC0040.12 - 0.2
(2003)
125 Kbytes/month available usage (non-continuous use).
Wireless Communications, Medium UsageTC0050.6 - 0.7
(1995)
1,000 Kbytes/month available usage (non-continuous use).
Wireless Communications, High UsageTC006200.5 - 1.0
(1995)
1.2 - 1.8
(2002)
3,000 Kbytes/month available usage (non-continuous use).
Call Box104.0 - 6.8
(2004)
0.25 - 0.58
(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