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Final Note

National parks consider adding Wi-Fi

Kai Ryssdal Nov 3, 2014
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Final Note

National parks consider adding Wi-Fi

Kai Ryssdal Nov 3, 2014
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We’ve all been there – you’re at the national park and want to take a selfie with your favorite sulfur cauldron. But tragedy strikes when you can’t upload it to your Instagram, because you don’t have Wi-Fi. 

Parks service officials are currently asking the question, “do national parks need Wi-Fi?

They are considering a $34 million plan to run fiber optic cable through Grand Teton National Park into Yellowstone.

If ever there was a time to embrace your inner-Luddite, now might be that time.

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