OGDEN, Utah Flying J Inc. has announced completion of the first phase in the development of its new high-speed wireless fidelity (WiFi) network.
This new high speed telecommunications technology now ensures fleet carriers and professional drivers of easy access to a secure wireless communications network at over 140 participating Flying J Travel Plaza WiFi "Hot Spots" across the United States and Canada.
Flying J has been installing its 802.11.b systems and technology over the past few months and has now completed approximately 50% of its WiFi "Hot Spot" network. Aggressive expansion plans call for at least 300 Flying J WiFi "Hot Spots" to be installed at strategically located exits along interstate highway systems across the U.S. and Canada. In addition, plans are in place for "Hot Spot" installations at select fleet carrier terminals across the country.
A leader in industry technology, Flying J is now providing the means for professional drivers with laptop computers to send and receive data or connect to the World-Wide-Web from the privacy of their truck or anywhere on the site of exclusive Flying J locations, at strategically located highway exits across the country, and from select carrier terminal sites without the use of a telephone jack. JJ Singh, Flying J’s Vice President, Financial and Communications Services, states, "Based upon feedback from some of the thousands of subscribers who currently use Flying J’s WiFi network, this unprecedented telecommunications solution is providing integrated financial and communications solutions to the trucking industry and improving business processes for both fleet operators and professional drivers alike."
A network listing may be obtained by logging on to www.flyingj.com then click on "WiFi" map to view and print the "Hot Spot" location sites. Fleet carriers with terminal operations who are interested in participating in Flying J’s WiFi "Hot Spot" network may contact Mr. Joel LeRoy, toll-free at (866) 526-6632, for further information.
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