Rest area Wi-Fi: little used, expensive and gone

Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
Two years after installing it at 28 of Washington’s 42 rest areas, the state Department of Transportation is pulling the plug on Wi-Fi.

The problem?

“We didn’t have a lot of subscribers,” said Transportation Department spokeswoman Melanie Coon.

That might have something to do with pricing. The rest area Wi-Fi cost $6.95 per day, $29.95 per month and a whopping $2.95 for just 15 minutes of use.

Coon couldn’t say how many people paid to access the Web from rest areas. Those data are handled by the companies that set up the system – Parsons Transportation Group and Road Connect Inc.
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