Pa. Turnpike to get fiber-optic communications network

“The way I like to think about it is we have a physical (road),” Mr. Fairholm said. “In technology these days, there winds up being a digital twin to that physical (road). So we’re preparing the digital (road). We can communicate and run the physical (road) better.” The microwave system transmits data about collections at toll plazas, E-ZPass usage, pictures from 65 traffic-monitoring cameras, pictures of vehicles that pass through toll booth lanes without paying and myriad other information. Microwaves also connect the turnpike’s phone system.