The National Park Service (NPS) marks its centennial on August 26, 2016 and park officials are scrambling to bring new technology to its more than 400 parks including high-speed cell and WiFi service to such places as the Grand Canyon and Yosemite. More than 275 million visitors enjoy America’s national parks annually.
“We are looking to help people to
pick up their own signal when they are there with their mobile device,”
NPS Associate CIO Shane Compton told Backpacker.com
in an exclusive online interview. Compton said the park service is
developing a plan that would bring high-speed connections to all
national parks by the centennial. Continue Reading