Think of all the fun you and this Borg could have with 1G Wi-Fi.
Note that the standard that will bring all this speedy delirium to mobile device users is still very much a work in progress.
"The timing for 802.11ac approval is to have a draft standard created by 2011 and have the first 802.11ac products out by the end of 2012," said Frank Dickson, In-Stat vice president of research in a statement. "The technology behind 802.11ac has not been finalized. However, it will likely involve bonding four or even eight channels together and some tweaks to the modulation scheme."
As appealing as that bandwidth sounds, not many consumers will be able to take full advantage of it by 2015. That's because the choke point will be the wire leading into the house. High-speed DSL tends to top out at 3 to 7 Mbps and although cable claims to offer up to 20 Mbps, it often hovers nearer to 5 Mbps. Even if your house regularly achieves max speeds of 20 Mbps, that's still a far cry from 1000.
On the other hand, if it doesn't cost a premium to get 802.11ac on your device, it's worth having, if only to stream your own stored media around the house at super-fast speeds, and to claim my- Wi-Fi-is-faster-than-yours bragging rights.
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