(Robert Blaine Twilley, 1998)
The primary purpose of this project is to assist Broadcast Towers, Inc. with its business planning and network design of an ADSL distribution system. Broadcast Towers specializes in assisting property management firms and building owners create additional revenues from telecommunication facilities. For Broadcast Towers, a telecommunication facility, or potential telecommunication capability, may exist on an empty rooftop, an existing electrical riser, or even a telephone closet. In many cases, these different components of a building can be used to generate extra revenues for building owners. Broadcast Towers represents the telecommunication facility management for building owners on a national scale. The opportunity to create revenue through the use of an ADSL distribution system, described in Section 5, involves the property management firm at NationsBank Plaza in Dallas, Texas. The NationsBank Plaza, located at 901 Main Street in downtown Dallas, is one of the largest office buildings in the metro-plex. The building boasts 73 floors, a 922 ft rise - the tallest in Dallas, over 1.9 million square feet and a business population of 8,000 people. The building houses an extensive range of internet and wireless capacity providers and carriers with one of the most state-of-the-art communications centers in the world. With over 100 different telecommunications clients, the communications center is enclosed on the 72nd and 73rd floors of the building. Another relevant feature of this efficient structure, which will contribute to this project, is a private copper network that interconnects NationsBank Plaza to Renaissance Tower, and One Main Place which are two of the adjacent buildings (Diagram A, Appendix A). The property management firm at NationsBank Plaza, Cushman & Wakefield, has been introduced to the idea of offering high speed connectivity to the internet through an ADSL distribution system. The general manager of Cushman & Wakefield at NationsBank Plaza has expressed an interest in pursuing a business agreement to create revenues for the building owners with an ADSL system that provides services for the building tenants. This report should facilitate any decision made by the building owners at not only NationsBank Plaza, but also, the other two properties previously mentioned.