- Clear $35 activation,(768kbps/128kbs $20/mo, 3Mbps/384kbps $30/mo, 6Mbps/512kbps $40/mo) modem lease $4.99/mo, figure in $5 taxes maybe? Portland, OR and Vancouver Metro Area currently but is spreading. Indoor desktop modem and mobile usb modem available.
Note: Clear is available in Portland OR and Vancouver, WA to my knowledge, but WiMAX supposed to be national(?) soon. Modem is large, flat and well ventilated (vertical) and installs indoors, and doesn't require a technician. There can be slowdowns. Best with line-of-sight."throughputs are often closer to 2 Mbit/s symmetric at 10 km with fixed WiMAX and a high gain antenna." Laptops will soon have WiMAX ability. Transmitter tower coming near you. USB modem for mobile available. Modem has ethernet connection and works with a router.
Don't plug in your router the first time until you have set up your connection software and modem directly through a computer first. Nothing may work until you do.
I suggest you get a small separate ISOBAR surge supressor strip just for the modem [& router] - it will eliminate the possibility of line noise & eliminate most storm damage. This will also allow you to cycle the power on both when needed (but unplug the router and let the router power up last after modem is up solid).