Amazon’s acquisition of the mesh WiFi router startup Eero marks yet another effort by the retail giant to integrate its products and services into the home. The deal also indicates that it’s getting even more difficult to purchase or use technology that isn’t run by the “big five” tech companies: Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook.
Trouble getting a good wifi connection? Hang in there. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said the agency will open up a new proceeding next month to free up more spectrum for WiFi. The initiative is expected to increase the amount of spectrum available for WiFi by 35% in places like airports and conferences when large numbers of people are accessing mobile networks at the same time.