Verizon 4G Comes To Yosemite
Posted on March 9, 2013
Campers in Yosemite National Park will be delighted to
learn that they will be able to get LTE coverage in certain
parts of the park. This new coverage is provided by Verizon
Wireless. Connection speeds are expected to average between
10 to 15 Mbps. For now, Verizon is the only 4G provider in
that area, but other Internet providers still offer slower
3G mobile data plans.
Please note that this coverage is not provided by park
services, but rather directly by Verizon. Other ISPs have
stated their intention to offer 4G in the park by years end.
MobileInformers.com, an online wireless news magazine,
the buildout of 4G mobile networks in most urban regions of
the U.S. is just about completed. Companies like Verizon and
AT&T will now turn to expansion in more rural areas, and
luckily for us, that means all of our parks will soon be
New Year, New Wireless Towers
Posted on January 8, 2013
Howdy campers! We have just begun a new round of fund raising.
The goal is to raise enough capital to expand Internet
service to all areas of Yosemite and some parts of
Stanislaus and Inyo National Forests.
Many of the towers the Project will build are only cover
portions of the parks that are used by the largest amounts
of people. This includes all major trails and campgrounds.
The towers will be built on or near existing structures so
as to not take away from the beauty of the landscape.
Don't worry, in the more remote areas of the park, you
will still be able to truly "rough it". Most of the wooded
areas and large tracks of land have little no to coverage to
Currently, the 3 major wireless
Internet service providers participating include AT&T,
Verizon, and Sprint, with additional support coming from
American Tower. Our thanks go out to all of our corporate
and private sponsors who have supported the Project in the
Slow Progress, Better Than No Progress
Posted on September 29, 2012
Due to issues involving corporate sponsorship, Kings
Canyon, Stanislaus, and Inyo National Forests are still
lacking in adequate high speed Internet service. In many
areas of these parks, there is still no cell phone or mobile
coverage of any type. We apologize for these delays and hope
that the money issues which are slowing us down will be
Two new sponsors that joined us this year are
DISH Network Internet and Exede Internet. These
companies will be covering several locations with broadband
Internet and voice communications.
Finally, 3 parks - Yosemite, Sierra, and Sequoia - all have at
least 3G network coverage in areas that require wireless Internet,
plus DSL speed in the primary hospice areas.