App turns smartphones into routers for peer-to-peer shared mobile internet coverage

App turns smartphones into routers for peer-to-peer shared mobile internet coverage

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We recently reported on Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble’s wifi-blocking wallpaper, which aims to make home and business networks more secure against unauthorized use. San Francisco-based startup Open Garden, however, is focused on democratizing internet access and is looking to boost mobile broadband coverage by sharing devices’ connectivity in densely populated areas.