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Ontario Parks experimenting with wireless Internet

Parks service says it’s losing campers to KOAs with Wi-Fi

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Camping used to be a great excuse to ignore e-mail on holidays, but Ontario Parks is now considering bringing e-mail right to people’s tents. Pinery Provincial Park, near Grand Bend, Ont. has installed Wi-Fi service for campers at one location and is seeking input from campers about the service. “We’ve had people call and say they are going to a private campground like KOA because they do have wireless,” John Salo, southwest zone manager told the Canadian Press. Parks Canada said last fall that it was considering wireless Internet as a way to combat a steady drop in visitors.

Hamilton Spectator

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