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history All That remains of Park N View are a few neglected balls in scattered parking lots across the country.  I remember using the service to get internet, and wishing they had wired them for 120 volts ac so that I could install a small heater or AC unit and stop idling my truck. The picture on the left was taken somewhere in the last 3 weeks. very few other PNV balls remain.

Several years ago two different approaches were made to the truck stop electrification idea, one of those has since died its’ second death.  Named Idle Aire, the simple electrification of the truck stop was bundled into a massive infrastructure that also offered internet access, television and movies on demand. Read the rest of this entry »