Amazon has announced that it’s acquiring Eero, the maker of mesh home routers. Amazon says buying Eero will allow the company to “help customers better connect smart home devices.” It will certainly make Alexa-compatible gadgets easier to set up if Amazon also controls the router technology. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.
“We are incredibly impressed with the Eero team and how quickly they invented a WiFi solution that makes connected devices just work,” Dave Limp, Amazon’s SVP of devices, said. “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.
It's almost standard procedure now for the cable companies to offer an integrated modem and router now. I've always preferred to have separate boxes as WiFi tech has evolved much faster than modems. What I'd like to see eero do is work on making it easier for their router to configure the integrated router in the modem for bridging.
Cable companies have been issuing Gateways (router/modem combo) for quite some time now, and they charge you a monthly rental.
I have always owned my own Modem and Router since I started with cable back in the day. Most people are not aware they can go buy there own equipmet, or just don't want to bother, so they just accept the cable companies rental equipment.