it is a scam of sorts..
when you consider there are places you can go for free wifi hotspots, wireless data is a scam.. just as much of a scam as bottled water.. yet..
If you need your bottled water everywhere and anywhere.. you pay a premium for it.. Poland Spring charges about $6 for a few gallons of the stuff.
Clearwire doesn't offer any other product other than data (probably the most popular product they have are MIFI's for tethering to tablets & smart phones for which consumer's don't care to buy data from their major carrier).
Don't understand why clear doesn't muslce into places where there are companies gouging for wireline internet... Comcast and AT&T have put data caps in place and made the customer experience less pleasant, so clear could pick up some churn customers there intead of pissing off customers along the northeast corridor who have their pick of broadband providers who don't cap or throttle anymore.