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Grand Teton NP to Get Nine New Cell Towers

The project will improve cell service throughout the park. North Wind Group map.

A plan to improve cell service in Grand Teton National Park has been approved by the National Park Service. The plan calls for the installation of 63 miles of fiber-optic cable and nine cell towers at Kelly, Moose, Beaver Creek, Jenny Lake, Signal Mountain Lodge, Jackson Lake Lodge, Colter Bay, and Flagg Ranch.

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In an interview with the Jackson Hole News and Guide, GTNP's project management chief Rusty Mizelle said that he expects the bulk of the project to be completed during 2020, starting with Flagg Ranch and the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway—currently a cellular dead-zone. 

While the park isn't requiring that the towers be disguised as trees, Mizelle said that portions of the towers may be painted to blend in with their surroundings.

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