PA Pike Issues RFP for Law Firms, Financial Consultants for Fiber Network

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports, “The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is hiring law firms and financial consultants to advise how to ‘design, build, finance, operate and maintain a fiber network’ for state broadband Internet data and voice calls, and to deliver ‘a wire mesh overlay and market and lease excess network capacity’ to private users along its 550-mile toll road system. The system could run (for example) device apps based in commercial vehicles, or business and residential users near the Turnpike right-of-way. Maybe self-driving vehicles, too?” Click here for RFP information. Click here to read a related turnpike commission news release.