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Amazon is working on a shared low-bandwidth network and it needs your help – specifically your Wi-Fi.
By pooling neighbor's Wi-Fi together, the Seattle-based e-commerce giant says its Amazon Sidewalk network can extend the low-bandwidth working range of devices, ultimately helping them stay better connected to the internet.
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The shared network works off of Sidewalk Bridge devices – including select Echo and Ring devices – together.
Sidewalk launched on eligible Ring devices last year, but will launch on eligible Echo devices on June 8.
"These Bridge devices share a small portion of your internet bandwidth which is pooled together to provide these services to you and your neighbors," according to Amazon's website. "And when more neighbors participate, the network becomes even stronger."
For instance, Sidewalk allows users to continue to receive motion alerts from Ring Security Cams even if a device loses its Wi-Fi connection, an Amazon spokesperson told FOX Business. Additionally, Sidewalk can be used to control your Ring smart lights at the end of a driveway or to track down a lost pet, the spokesperson said.