I don't think it means what you think it means
Perhaps it's a good thing to stop confusion before it sets in. It's not at all uncommon for the average person to use technical terminology incorrectly.
People say they have "wireless broadband" and "the internet" is synonymous with "the web". It would be nice to avoid fielding the support question "Why doesn't this new Wi-Fi work with my old Wi-Fi. It's the same thing!!"