UPS experiment with public space Wi-Fi in 66 Chicagoland UPS Stores: UPS purchased Mailboxes Etc. in 2001 and rebranded some of them The UPS Store at the franchisees' option (see comment below which reflects an earlier state of this post). They are using Toshiba's turnkey hot spot system with the SurfHere network also operated by Toshiba handling the front end. The stores already have DSL or cable service, and won't initially require higher-end data connections. The company is segregating traffic, obviously with VLANs, to keep public and private data separate.
UPS plans to offer some free access in exchange for service upgrades. The cost of installing and running the network is almost certainly minimal with most of the costs upfront. SurfHere charges $4.95 an hour or $39.95 per month. I'm not aware of whether they roam or resell to other networks yet, but that will be a guarantee.
There are 3,000 UPS Stores or Mailboxes Etc. in the US and 1,000 outside the country. In the article, UPS is openly discussing a full-scale rollout based on the trial. It's a logical mix, given the nature of the stores: the perfect crossover of a business venue (like Kinko's) with customers who are likely to need this specific kind of access.