Providers of wireless access points and other equipment have started to release products that conform with a next-generation standard, called “gigabit Wi-Fi,” that has the potential to be up to four times as fast as the current 802.11n technology.

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The new technology, 802.11ac, is designed to relieve network congestion by increasing speed limits to more than 1 gigabit per second and moving to a new highway, from the congested lanes of the 2.4-gigahertz frequency band to a more open 5-gigahertz...

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