I’ve had a balance 30 for years until it stopped functioning, and this past summer had it replaced under warranty for a balance 20, which I only used for a month. I love the balance solutions, but the throughput is only 150Mbps, which worked great when I had two WiMax connections that were 20Mbps tops. But I stopped using the router because various ISPs started to offer fiber optic connections, and I was able to initially obtain a 300Mbps symmetric connection which has now been bumped up to 600Mbps.
Here is my question, is there any sort of upgrade planned for the Balance 20 to incorporate higher throughput speeds, or is my only option to upgrade to a Balance 305? The reason I say the 305 is because my ISP has already announced they will upgrade their service to more than 600Mbps by next summer, and boost the speed again around this time next year. If I purchase a One, it will be of no use to me by next summer. Even purchasing the 305, I may only get a year out of it, and that’s quite a big investment for me if there isn’t the possibility to upgrade the throughput as ISPs continue to update the speeds they offer (we already have an ISP that’s offering 1000Mbps in the area). I would also be all for some sort of upgrade service where you could trade in an existing router and pay a discounted fee to upgrade to one of the other other models, but my previous questions regarding this matter have never been answered. Just seems a shame that several models will reach their end of life within the next few years, without having a replacement in the wings that is affordable, and offers a solution that will work with what ISPs are rolling out worldwide without having to break the bank, or end up using a lesser product because a small business owner like myself can’t afford to purchase a router that costs a few thousand dollars/euros.