West Texas A&M University is now providing Wi-Fi service to the public in Palo Duro Canyon State Park.
According to a news release, through WT Connect, visitors to the park’s Pioneer Amphitheatre, home of the “Texas” outdoor musical, can use phones and other devices to make calls, send texts and more.
WT partnered with Mid-Plains Rural Cooperative in Tulia to expand an already installed fiber network, building out connection hubs and providing free internet service to visitors to Pioneer Amphitheatre, with plans to include significant portions of the rest of the state park.
WT connect will increase internet bandwidth speed by 500 percent, making it possible for faculty and students to eventually hold classes in the canyon.
Visitors will find a landing page branded “WT Connect” when they try to use internet in the canyon and can access the Wi-Fi after entering their email address.