PA Turnpike Plans Transition to Roadside Fiber-Optic, Broadband Communication System

Republican-Herald (Pottsville, PA) reports, “The Pennsylvania Turnpike could communicate directly to cars and trucks someday with a new communications system already in the works. The turnpike commission hopes to choose legal and financial consultants later this year to guide plans to develop a fiber-optic cable broadband internet network along the 550 miles of turnpike.” The newspaper adds that turnpike officials “hope to issue a request for proposals seeking companies to build and operate the network by the end of this year with construction starting at the end of 2017.”