802.11ac is the newest Wi-Fi standard in the market. It is more powerful and advanced than each of its predecessors – and there are a few of them. The new 802.11ac offers faster speeds, improved range and reliability, lower power consumption, as well as a free puppy. (Alright, I lied about the free puppy). 802.11ac will be released in two waves. Wave One is already out as of Q3 of 2013. Wave Two will bring even more advancements and is expected to hit the market late 2014.