Officials at Yellowstone National Park have approved the first ever plan regulating cell phone and wireless internet signals in a national park. The plan, according to a Montana CBS affiliate, would relocate several existing cell phone towers—including one near the park’s famous Old Faithful geyser—to less aesthetically valuable areas and would ban replica Cartier watches cell phone or internet signals in the backcountry, along roads, and in campgrounds.The plan has elicited some typical knee-jerk anti-government talk from Montanans—whose state is receiving nearly one billion dollars in federal stimulus money—and less shrill critics have voiced concern that exiling cell phone coverage from wilderness areas could isolate and endanger hikers in need of rescue and Twitter (“OMG a bear just 8 steph”).
The vast majority of the park’s 2.2 million acres fall within the borders of neighboring Wyoming. The new plan will also ban wireless internet access in several historic park lodges, forcing people to relax against their will, or maybe talk to the person sitting next to them. It’s unclear, however, how park employees feel about the measure. replica Omega watches Critics have pointed out that they racked up a $90,000 tax-payer funded cell phone bill in 2007. The new proposal is an abrupt about-face from a plan park officials floated in November 2008 which would have expanded wireless and cell phone use throughout the park. --Sean Brander
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