“Next month, Apple is expected to unveil upgraded Macs, most likely in the form of MacBooks. The company will likely bump internal specs with no major external changes. Among these improvements may be the inclusion of Broadcom’s newest Wi-Fi combo chips,” Evan Niu writes for The Motley Fool. “Thanks to these chips, the new models may support the newest Wi-Fi standard, 802.11ac, that offers theoretical maximum speeds of 1,000 megabits per second, or Mbps.”
“That speed capability will go to waste, as the average American’s Internet speed is approximately 6 Mbps, according to Google’s estimates,” Niu writes. “The search giant’s Fiber service is a gigabit service that could reach those theoretical maximums. Google is catalyzing the industry with its disruptive threat, and eventually users may be able to tap into gigabit Wi-Fi.”
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