The next time you take a break at a rest stop along B.C’s highways, you might have WiFi to use.
Thompson Nicola District Manager of Transportation, Trent Folk says, the Ministry of Transportation’s Rest Area Improvement Program already has installed WiFi at 8 rest stops, with 13 more on the way.
“This summer actually, one of the first locations to receive the WiFi was the Britton Creek Rest Area along the Coquihalla Highway, south of Merritt- between Merritt and Hope.”
Folk says, there’s a number of different reasons for adding the service.
“One being the convenience, the ability to pull over and check in on emails or communicate. There certainly is a safety piece to be able to communicate with others. The locations that we’ve chosen do have challenges with reliable cell connectivity.”
Additionally, Folk says, the new rest area by Loon Lake on Highway 97C will be seeing WiFi added as well.