How is ZIRKEL Wireless service different from satellite service?
While both services are wireless, our network is local to Steamboat Springs. Our radio signals typically travel less than 2 miles to our facilities, while satellite system signals have to travel through the atmosphere, over 22,000 miles to the satellite and then 22,000 miles back to earth. That’s why satellite system users commonly experience latency or delays when connecting to the web. Varying weather conditions will also interfere with the satellite signal in the same way that TV satellite signals can be interrupted.