Press Clips

Following are recent press clips from national publications that relate to PEER issues, campaigns and news releases.


YELLOWSTONE, OTHER U.S. PARKS URGED TO RECONSIDER WIRELESS UPGRADES

From: Reuters

"This week the watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) released government documents showing a telecommunications firm was eyeing a $30…

YELLOWSTONE PONDERS: SHOULD THERE REALLY BE HIGH-SPEED WIFI AT NATIONAL PARKS?

From: Travel Pulse

"Some are concerned about the effect the line could have on the natural environment. That includes Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. Jeff Ruch, the…

YELLOWSTONE PARK CONSIDERS BUMPING UP THE BANDWIDTH, SPARKING DISCORD ON DIGITAL DISTRACTIONS

From: U.S. News & World Report

"Details on the Yellowstone fiber optic project were obtained by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility through a public records request…


DO NATIONAL PARKS NEED WI-FI TO STAY RELEVANT?

From: Mashable

"Park officials are discussing a $34 million fiber-optic line through Grand Teton National Park into Yellowstone in Wyoming with multinational communications company…

IS HIGH-SPEED MOBILE DATA NECESSARY IN NATIONAL PARKS?

From: KUER

"The group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility argues there’s just no need for high-speed mobile service at Yellowstone. Executive Director Jeff Ruch says the…

YELLOWSTONE PARK CONSIDERS BUMPING UP BANDWIDTH

From: WHDH TV 7NBC

"BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Can Old Faithful compete with Netflix? The prospect of streaming wireless service deep inside Yellowstone National Park is re-igniting…

MORE WI-FI COMING TO YELLOWSTONE

From: Outside

"According to the Associated Press, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) obtained details of the plan through a public records request. Jeff Ruch,…

BLM, FOREST SERVICE WORKERS UNDER ATTACK IN THE WEST

From: The Salt Lake Tribune

"Roots of rebellion • It’s difficult to tell how today’s threats and violence compare to the past, said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees…

PLANS FOR $34 MILLION FIBER-OPTIC LINE IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK SPARK FEARS FOR ONE OF AMERICA'S LAST TECHNOLOGY-FREE REFUGES

From: Daily Mail

"But critics have argued that the line, reaching from the neighboring Grand Teton National Park, could compromise Yellowstone's natural wilderness. Details on the Yellowstone…

TO WIRE, OR NOT TO WIRE, THE NATIONAL PARKS, THAT IS THE QUESTION

From: National Parks Traveler

"Should the National Park Service work to see 4G coverage extended to as much of the National Park System as possible? Public Employees for Environmental…