Northern Michigan University will expand its WiMax network to cover Negaunee, MI. The university and the Negaunee City Council came to an agreement recently that will allow 300 NMU students and staff living in the vicinity to use laptops anywhere in the area without any additional costs.
The city is drawing up a final contract and the target date for the system to be up and running is the end of February. A base station will be placed in a central location of the city, on top of the Negaunee water tower.
NMU will also set up a WiMax tower near their golf course in Cocolay. The costs of construction for the tower will be offset by rental space that the University offers to different cell carriers and other bandwidth relay needs. It will be completed by the end of April.
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