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New, Faster version of wi-fi approved

New, Faster version of wi-fi approved
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POSTED: Friday, June 21, 2013 - 3:01pm

UPDATED: Friday, June 21, 2013 - 3:14pm

Much faster wi-fi coming soon.

A new, faster version of wi-fi was officially rubber-stamped this week.

The latest wi-fi technology, called "802.11ac" offers speeds of up to one-point-three gigabits per second.

That's fast enough to transfer an entire high-definition movie to a tablet in under four minutes.

It could also share photo albums with friends in a matter of seconds or stream three h-d videos at the same time.

It's more than double the top speed of the previous standard, known as 802 11 N.

The new wi-fi standard comes at a crucial time.

The average number of wi-fi devices in u-s households has doubled since 2008.

Each home now averages four devices connected to a wi-fi network during peak usage times.

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