Apple’s new Airport Extreme offers both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bandwidth for greater speed, but this may be a problem for users in the UK, reports Macworld UK. “In the US the new AirPort Extreme is up to five times faster than its predecessor. However, in the UK (as well as Japan, Austria, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Slovakia, and Spain) the device is just 2.5 times faster. The reason for the lag is UK government regulatory restrictions that prohibit wide-channel operation. The wide-channel operation that is restricted is the 40MHz channel that is found in the 5GHz frequency. An industry source explained the implications of this to Macworld: