Why link GMRS repeaters?

Why link GMRS repeaters?

Well... why not? GMRS radio, and the use of GMRS repeaters is an efficient and reliable means of communications. However, the range that a repeater can cover depends greatly on transmit power, antenna elevation, and terrain. Some repeaters have a very large "footprint" of coverage, whereas others have very little. By connecting repeaters together using IP (Internet Protocol), we can expand the coverage allowing for wide area two-way radio communications. Someone in south Texas could talk to someone in Dallas... someone in Lubbock could talk to someone in Houston... etc.