The state government of Texas is rolling out wi-fi to travelers and campers. Wireless internet access is coming to one hundred and two highway safety rest areas, according to this emediawire story. The service is being provided by Coach Connect with rates listed on their web page as $2/hour or $4/day.
The state park system in texas is rolling out wireless access in state campgrounds. The service is provided by TengoInternet and its free for the first three months. After that it will cost the user $15/day. Five Texas state parks are getting the service, according to TengoInternet’s press release. A directory of TengoZones in texas is available. The website has no pricing information yet they list many locations around the nation as “TengoZones.” I suspect that pricing varies by region.
I called Goose Island State Park in Rockport Texas. The person on the phone confirmed they had the service and it was at no cost. The coverage appears to only reach from the park’s offices as people were pulling up near the office in their cars to use the wireless access.