National parks considering Internet experiment

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ESTES PARK, Colo. (AP) - The National Park Service is partnering with a trade association to expand Internet service in national parks.

Proponents say the plan is not to wire every nook and cranny within the 59 national parks, which cover nearly 52 million acres across the U.S.

Instead, the emphasis by the National Park Hospitality Association is on boosting cellphone and Internet coverage at park entrances, lodges, visitor centers and major traffic corridors.

According to the Boulder Daily Camera, Rocky Mountain National Park, one of the crown jewels of the national park system, is not on the list of up to a dozen parks on the list for the experiment, but other Colorado national parks, including Mesa Verde in the southwest part of the state, may not be out of the woods yet. 

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