Texas DOT installing free Wi-Fi in new rest stops

The next time you’re traveling down a Texas highway and have to pull over, you may want to wait until you hit a rest stop.

In an effort to get more drivers to take a break from behind the wheel, TxDOT is in the process of constructing 102 brand new rest stops. Each will have free wi-fi service.

“We’ve installed wireless internet service at 102 rest areas in Texas,” said Jamison Stewart, co-founder of RoadConnect.net, “and we’ve built a website that people can log onto and get information about local community and tourism.”

Let’s say you’re traveling to El Paso. By checking out RoadConnect, you can find out what’s happening while you’re there or find a place to stay.

In case you forget about the wi-fi service, you’ll find information on all Texas maps and soon TxDOT will be installing signs along the highway. And very soon, Road Connect could help you stay connected whenever you’re on the road.

Since it’s a free service, they make money through advertisements.

So far, TxDOT has completed 28 of the 102 new rest stops. They expect it will be about 10 years until they’re done. Full Story…

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