Massive quantities of abandoned telecom equipment and largerooftop satellite dishes really aren't a problem as far as RolandGarcia, account executive of Dallas-based Harwood Technologies, isconcerned. "I don't know that we would even get this in Texas."

Garcia says the type of equipment that would be left could bereadily tossed in the garbage can. "It's almost totallyunobtrusive," he tells GlobeSt.com. "It's not massive equipment.It's a small satellite or small box." Many are panels that are thesize of a sheet of paper. Garcia knows of only one piece ofabandoned equipment in Harwood's eight million sf. It's the size ofa VCR and it's sitting on a shelf. Some day, he'll get around totossing it away.

Perhaps, it's the due diligence that Texas building owners putinto the process before granting access to commercial structures.Wannabe providers must get past the upfront fees and contracts,which high-profile owners tool and re-tool to make sure they don'tget stuck with the goods and more importantly, that tenants aren'tleft hanging without service.

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