Wifi coming to up to 50 parks in Canada

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Parks Canada wants to install wireless Internet access hotspots at up to 50 of its parks this year, and it expects to triple that number soon afterward.

The agency is requesting tenders from contractors to install Internet access points at 150 locations over the next three years.

Parks Canada says visitors want to be able to stay in touch with work, friends and family, stay up to date on the news and connect with social media.

And it says modern cellphone coverage is either partial or non-existent at many of its parks and historic sites.

The agency says it expects to offer the service free of charge in some locations, but charge a fee in some cases, such as where the cost is excessive or the location particularly remote.

It’s unknown which national sites will offer WiFi access.[signoff predefined=”Enjoy this?” icon=”icon-users”][/signoff]

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