Texas Adding Wi-Fi To Highways
State First To Offer Roadside Internet Access
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas' aging rest areas are getting a high-tech makeover.
The Texas Department of Transportation is adding free wireless Internet access to them.
TxDOT is accepting bids for installing the hotspot hardware at the state's 84 rest areas and 12 travel information centers.
TxDOT began experimenting with a few hotspots in last fall.
State officials believe Texas will be the first state to provide such free access at rest areas.
Many of the state's rest stops haven't been updated in 50 years.