Hundreds of Siricomm hot spots have gone cold

| 1/3/2008

Truckers with laptops aren’t happy about losing hundreds of “hot spots” around the nation. A Joplin, MO, company that provided truckers with Wi-Fi Internet connectivity at 450 truck stops has ceased the service.

The Kansas City Star reported that Siricomm installed Wi-Fi hot spots in 44 states, relying on ViaSat Inc. for the actual wireless service.

ViaSat cut off the service in November 2007 after Siricomm reportedly ran up $1.85 million in unpaid bills.

According to a recent report in the Joplin Globe, Siricomm has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.