I think clearwire is dead, but they providing outside antenna's probably would have been the only thing that could have saved them, with the bad frequencies they have for building penetration 2.5ghz they should have thought that out more.
On paper clearwire is more attractive than verizon lte because of the lack of low caps and high overages.
Exactly. None of Clear's modems have external antenna ports so service largely sucks. I was lucky to see 2 or 3Mb with the modem on my desk but after putting up a directional antenna I reliably see 12-13Mb from Clear's WiMax along with sub 50ms latency. And it's only $50 for unlimited service (I hit 96GB last month with no FAP).
Clear should have sourced HW vendors to at least have the ports on the modems and coordinate with customers to obtain external antennas if service sucked.