Wireless broadband is sometimes confused with Satellite because they are both forms of wireless communication. The difference is that Kansas Broadband uses a fixed wireless system that uses short-range links that are no more than 10 miles long. The latency on these short-range links is comparable to wired links like DSL and Cable Modem so the performance remains high.
Satellite links have a large propagation delay due to the roughly 23,000-mile distance to geosynchronous satellites. This latency imposes a huge performance issue for streaming services or online gamers.
Most Satellite services will cap the amount of data you are allowed to use each month. With Kansas Broadband, you are unlimited and thus free to use all of the data you want at any time. This allows families to watch as many movies online as they wish each month.
Satellite based systems are also subject to weather outages similar to satellite TV reception. For this reason Satellite should only be considered as a last resort for Internet service.
Examples of satellite based services are Wild Blue and Hughesnet.