Want Cell Coverage in Paradise? Tell Mount Rainier What You Think
Would you like to see year-round service at Mount Rainier National Park? Speak up now on the new Paradise-area cellular proposal.
In a recent press release, The National Park service has unveiled two right-of-way permit applications from telecommunications providers hoping to install and co-locate wireless communications facilities within Mount Rainier National Park. If accepted, the permits would allow cellular coverage throughout the popular Paradise area, within the National Historic Landmark District.
Mount Rainier National Park is considering two alternatives: the action alternative, and the no action alternative:
- If the no action alternative is accepted, no right-of-way permit will be granted to the providers and cellular coverage will not be provided.
- If the action alternative is accepted, it would allow two providers (Verizon and T-Mobile) to install telecommunications support in the attic of the Jackson Visitor Center with antennas mounted on the interior ends of the non-historic building. No cellular towers will be constructed. This would enable the providers customers with year-round service in a heavily visited area of the park.
Mount Rainier National Park wants to hear your take
As part of the Telecommunications Act of 1966, The National Park Service is required to consider all telecommunication permit proposals that it receives for its land. However, Mount Rainier National Park is hoping to hear from hikers and park visitors to aid them in their final decision.
- Share your opinion by submitting a comment on the The National Park . before the December 12 deadline