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Free Wi-Fi at four flagship state parks

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Wi-Fi networks are now available free of charge to visitors at Niagara Falls, Jones Beach, Saratoga Spa and East River State Parks.

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Collectively, these four parks welcome more than 18 million visitors each year and account for 30 percent of all visits across the New York State Parks system. This new service is made possible by a partnership between the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks), Toyota and American Park Network.

Visitors at the participating parks will be able to access the Wi-Fi in two easy steps. Users simply select "Oh, Ranger! Wi-Fi" under available Wi-Fi networks on their smart device, then accept the standard terms and conditions, and they'll be on their way to free Internet access. To view a demonstration of the new Wi-Fi connection at Jones Beach click here.

American Park Network Publisher and Editor in Chief Mark Saferstein said, "It's really rewarding to work with such collaborative partners as Toyota and the Office of New York State Parks. It's rare to have a chance to positively impact the lives of so many people. We feel great about providing a new service that will make our parks even more accessible to the next generation of custodians who will care for these special places."

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