ZIRKEL Wireless was conceived in the fall of 2000 when we grew frustrated at efforts to obtain high-speed Internet service in Steamboat Springs. Realizing that there would be a huge demand for Internet access and there was a lack of Internet Service Providers in our area, we decided to build a local wireless network to offer service throughout Steamboat Springs and surrounding areas.
As the initial network and business plan were being developed, we sought a name that would capture the essence of our new business venture. We ultimately chose the name ZIRKEL Wireless after the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness Area, one of our favorite places and one of the most beautiful spots on Earth.
Once the company was named, we quickly built our high-speed digital network and launched our service in the fall of 2001. Since then, demand for our service has increased and we have grown in subscribers, capabilities and coverage area. The ZIRKEL Wireless Network now has the largest broadband coverage area in the region. We expect broadband usage to grow exponentially in the years to come; our team and our network is ready for the challenge.