Petro selects SiriCOMM as network Wi-Fi Hot Spot provider

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SiriCOMM, an applications service provider and nationwide broadband wireless network operator serving the highway transportation industry, has announced that Petro Stopping Centers has chosen the SiriCOMM Wi-Fi Hot Spot platform for wireless Internet access. Petro operates a nationwide chain of 64 full-service travel plazas.

“We evaluated several Wi-Fi companies servicing the highway industry and determined SiriCOMM to be an excellent Wi-Fi option for our customers,” says Richard Tisdale, chief information officer for El Paso, Texas-based Petro Stopping Centers. “We selected SiriCOMM due to their advanced technology platform and their vision for applying Wi-Fi in support of new services to the industry. SiriCOMM is well positioned to be the Wi-Fi communication standard for the trucking industry.”

SiriCOMM Wi-Fi Hot Spots are installed at more than 300 locations across the country, with existing agreements that will extend the network to more than 700 sites, including Petro Stopping Centers, Pilot Travel Centers, Love’s Travel Stops, independently operated truck stops, select roadside weigh stations that feature PrePass, and truck fleet terminals. The company plans to continue installing hot spots, focusing on high-traffic locations frequented by truck drivers and other industry stakeholders.

“We are excited to be chosen as a Wi-Fi provider to Petro Stopping Centers,” says David N. Mendez, executive vice president of Joplin, Mo.-based SiriCOMM. “Adding Petro to our expanding network is a great benefit to all of our subscribers. Petro is an industry leader in deploying new technologies and services. Being chosen by Petro elevates our platform to a new level.”