Photo: Cell Phone Towers in U.S. Parks Dial Up Debate



A cell phone tower rises above the tree line in the vicinity of the Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park, Montana.

Wilderness advocates are crying foul after learning of a meeting between Yellowstone officials and the telecommunications industry to expand wireless service in the park by adding more cell phone towers. But proponents make the case that broader use of cell phones and other wireless technologies enhance safety in the backcountry.

Photograph courtesy Associated Press/National Parks Conservation Association


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