Hey, maybe I am right about free wi-fi being the way to go.
For those of you from Knoxville, this is the Krystal located on "The Strip" next to campus (famous for 3am Bob Dylan performances, etc.). For those of you who don't know what a Krystal is, it's like a better version of White Castle: more flavor, less grease.
Though still not haute cuisine by anyone's standards. But hey, add the wi-fi and they could be the South's next export to the rest of the country: a sort of high-tech Krispy Kreme for the 21st century.
Er, or something like that.
UPDATE: Starhawk notes that Houston's public libraries are getting free wi-fi hotspots. Cool.