Northern Michigan University (NMU) is launching a wireless broadband service that purportedly gives students and staff faster and more reliable internet connections on and near campus, reports the Chicago Tribune. NMU says it’s one of the nation’s first universities with a WiMAX network. The 3,000 Lenovo ThinkPad computers being issued to students this fall have built-in WiMAX/Wi-Fi Intel cards. School officials say chip maker Intel Corp., computer maker Legend Holdings Ltd.’s Lenovo Group, and cellular company Motorola Inc. collaborated on the system. They say it extends wireless coverage to almost the entire city, compared with about 10 percent today…

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