Feb 11, 2019 - Technology

Amazon buys Wi-Fi router maker Eero

Ina Fried
Eero's mesh routers make it easier to spread fast Wi-Fi throughout the home.

Photo: Eero

Amazon said Monday it is buying Eero, a San Francisco startup known for its mesh router kit designed to deliver Wi-Fi evenly throughout the home. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Why it matters: Amazon has been expanding its smart-home offerings, and Wi-Fi is central to many of the products it has built or acquired, including Echo and Ring, which it bought last year for an estimated $1 billion.

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