Technology / Television (TV) / Footprint: An area of the earth that is able to receive a particular satellite’s signals. This depends on the satellite's beam.

Local Service Footprint

Technology / Cell Phones / Local Service Footprint: The geographical area that a customer may call without incurring toll charges, also known as local service area, or local calling area. MORE


Business / Construction / Beam: A structural member transversely supporting a load. A structural member carrying building loads (weight) from one support to another. Sometimes called a 'girder'. MORE

Spot Beam

Technology / Television (TV) / Spot Beam: A spot beam is a satellite transmission that is focused on a specific area within the footprint, or broadcast area, of the satellite. Both DISH Network and directv use spot beams to increase the capa MORE