Amazon Is Buying Wi-Fi Router Company eero

By Dan Anderson ● February 12, 2019

Amazon has announced that it is acquiring San Francisco, California-based eero, a company that builds products and services for high-performing and simple home Wi-Fi. eero’s home mesh Wi-Fi systems can be set up in a matter of minutes and it helps blanket every room of a customer’s home with high-performing and reliable Wi-Fi.

“From the beginning, eero’s mission has been to make the technology in homes just work,” said Nick Weaver, Co-Founder and CEO of eero. “We started with WiFi because it’s the foundation of the modern home. Every customer deserves reliable and secure WiFi in every room. By joining the Amazon family, we’re excited to learn from and work closely with a team that is defining the future of the home, accelerate our mission, and bring eero systems to more customers around the globe.”

Founded by Amos Schallich, Nate Hardison, and Nick Weaver in 2014, eero taps into multiple access points that work together as a system to blank homes with Wi-Fi. And customers are able to customize an eero system to meet the needs of their home in order to eliminate dead zones and ensure better streaming video in every room.

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Plus eero customers are able to share their network, program parental controls, and run speed tests. eero is also able to communicate with the cloud to receive instructions and updates. This way it ensures that devices are self-improving all the time. eero’s digital security service eero Plus is able to protect connected devices and privacy.

“We are incredibly impressed with the eero team and how quickly they invented a WiFi solution that makes connected devices just work,” said Dave Limp, SVP of Amazon Devices and Services. “We have a shared vision that the smart home experience can get even easier, and we’re committed to continue innovating on behalf of customers.”