Reliable Cell Service Is Coming Soon To This Popular National Park

Sequoia National Park is getting a big upgrade. Park officials have announced that cell service will soon be available throughout the park.

As you might expect, America’s wilderness areas aren’t exactly known for their stellar cell reception. Though this does mean you can finally escape your email inbox, it can make traveling through them without the aid of GPS a bit tougher. Sequoia National Park is trying to change that with its plan to install a 138-foot cellular tower.

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The cell tower would provide more reliable coverage to areas of the park where reception is very limited. This means that visitors will be able to use vital services such as GPS directions, emergency phone calls, and communicate with the outside world.

Of course, not everyone is happy about the announcement. Some critics lamented the loss of the isolation and peacefulness that comes with not having an internet connection, and others expressed dismay at the thought of a giant tower looming over the park.

The cell tower is expected to start operations in 2020.