Direcway Wi-Fi Access is now formally available as a broadband backhaul to businesses for which wireline broadband is too expensive or unavailable: Hughes originally launched its satellite service targeted at RV parks, which are typically full of people who want access and outside of metropolitan wire networks. Pricing isn't mentioned.
The press release has a whopper, claiming that Wi-Fi hotspots in the U.S. will generate $9 billion in revenue in 2004. Maybe by 2009 -- at which point Wi-Fi and cellular revenue will be hopelessly intermingled. The most recent analyst estimates put U.S. 2004 Wi-Fi revenue at under $100 million, optimistically.