“Technology obviously can be a strength for bringing the world to one’s fingertips. But for a large segment of our population, natural areas are only infrequently, or not at all, part of their lives. Is being wired in necessary to having a better experience inside a national park?
As in a performing arts hall, cell phones for the most part need to be turned off. NoSevice.org, an organization dedicated to “Wilderness without Wireless,” and EarthTalk, the non-profit group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), and others are questioning the wisdom, legality, and desirability of wiring the wilderness and our national parks. PEER has been a tenacious watchdog. Read its assessment of the issue here.”