Helium data credits pegged to $USD. WHY?

From the helium token docs: https://developer.helium.com/blockchain/tokens#data-credits

  • The price of one DC is $.00001

  • The price of one HNT is currently $1

  • Burning one HNT would produce 100,000 DCs

Why is the price of one DC pegged and not determined by the market? This seems like a fatalistic flaw to me. Any explanation would be helpful here.

It comes across to me as a business decision to increase returns for Helium investors and hotspot owners. Also allows for a fixed cost for buy-in: it would be difficult to convince less sophisticated users to use the system otherwise.