The University of South Carolina in Columbia is joining the wireless revolution, Within a year, students will have broadband wireless access regardless of where they are on campus. But this increased connectivity doesn’t come cheap. The university will pay AT&T, the wireless provider, between $60,000 and $70,000 a month once installation is completed.
Wi-Fi access will be free for students, faculty and staff who will be able to log in using their university ID numbers. The university and AT&T also plan to make the wireless service available to campus guests, who would pay a fee on a credit card for temporary access.