Our national parks are on the cusp of being wired for streaming videos, music downloads and on-line games for visitor-subscribers to extend 4G (4th Generation) coverage into parks such as Yellowstone. These developments will allow visitors – particularly young people – to experience our parks not through their eyes but with noses buried in their electronic devices.
The proliferation of this cyber-infrastructure in our parks means more, ugly cell towers marring vistas, “spill-over” coverage in wilderness and backcountry and the loss of solitude – being disconnected from the electronic tendrils of the modern world. Do not further “Disney-fy” our national parks. Disconnect the devices and reconnect with nature.
For more information please visit our website at http://www.peer.org/campaigns/public-lands/cell-tower-invasion/.