From the All Things Ironic and Ursine Department:
Smokey’s app is designed to give users information about how to safely build a forest fire. Our private sector reviewers thought the app builders made a big mistake by requiring an Internet connection to access some basic information. Finding the Internet, they reasoned, wouldn’t always be easy in the middle of a forest.
That was a broad generalization, though.
As luck would have it, Nextgov’s Editor at Large Bob Brewin works out of Las Vegas, N.M., about three-and-a-half hours north of Smokey’s birthplace in Smokey Bear Park in Capitan, N.M. He reported Wednesday that Sprint and Verizon have plans to provide service in the park but AT&T does not.
That’s bad news for any AT&T subscribers who wanted to use Smokey’s app to safely build a campfire in his namesake park.