What’s going to happen around the University is unclear. They (the U) are in the process of building their own Wi-Fi network across the campuses. Sounds like USIW would like to work with them but my sources say no one is negotiating around this at the moment.
I’ve advocated establishing free and public Wi-Fi access across campus but security issues (and CALEA) make the U of M nervous. (Disclosure: I work for U of MN Extension.) We are a conservative bunch.