Are internet companies just asking people to pay for nothing?
Ok, so I was looking at upgrading my internet. I don't know the specs of my router/modem right now, but its old and I want to replace it too since it seems to bug out every now and then.
But I found something bizzarre. I want to buy my modem and router separately rather than as a combined unit (so in the future I can upgrade one without replacing/under-utilizing the other). But whenever I look at an item that is listed as just a modem (with no router built in), they usually list a "24Mbps downstream" speed. I am interpreting "downstream" to be the same as "download".
To give you a specific example, this modem advertises "Works with the latest ADSL standards: up to 24Mbps downstream superior performance".
Now my internet company offers speeds up to 40mbps in my area (and apparently 100 in other areas). But if "latest ADSL standards" are only capable of "24mbps" what the heck would I be paying for?