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Why I’ll Opt Out of Amazon’s Bandwidth Collective

Amazon Sidewalk drafts your hardware into a low-bandwidth, mesh network army

An army of connected Echoes. Image: Lance Ulanoff

Next to my desk, I have my very first Amazon Echo. The almost foot-tall cylinder bears little resemblance to the current fourth-gen fabric-covered ball design. Even so, Amazon is conscripting my smart speaker, the latest models, and all Echoes in between…




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Lance Ulanoff

Lance Ulanoff

Tech expert, journalist, social media commentator, amateur cartoonist and robotics fan.

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