Brandeis University students wanted an all-wireless campus. They were vocal in asking for it, and the administration wanted to be able to grant their request.
In fact, wireless existed in various places on the campus, so at first look, it didn't seem as though it would be a difficult challenge to make fully converged wireless connectivity available campus-wide.
"We had [wired] VoIP [service] on campus everywhere, so the extension to wireless ... seemed like it would be pretty easy to do. It was just a matter of connectivity," says John W. Turner, director for networks and systems at Brandeis.