1 October 2005

Campers want electronic creature comforts [The Indy Star]

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The wilderness isn’t what it used to be. Today’s campers come equipped not just with bug spray and burgers, but cell phones, computers, televisions and video games. As electronic gadgets have become more portable, Americans have begun toting them everywhere — even into the great outdoors. So private campgrounds and state parks are busily adding electronic amenities to keep campers happy.

Recently, company officials at Kampgrounds of America polled campers about amenities they’d like to see. High on the list were cable and phone lines and wireless Internet access.

To appease its customers — whose average age is over 50 — KOA is installing Wi-Fi wireless Internet access at all its campgrounds.

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