Brisbane start-up creates wi-fi sharing economy utilising unwanted data

A Brisbane entrepreneur has come up with a way for homes to on-sell their unused, unwanted internet data to others.David Poxon, a QUT PhD student and software engineer, invented a device that enables homes to share their wi-fi and be paid for it.His start-up company Velvet then developed the small boxes that connect to home wi-fi networks and create a separate wi-fi network that other users can then log on to.He said he hoped to do for telcos what Uber had done for taxis.”We want people to turn their routers into hotspots and then be paid for it,” Mr Poxon told 612 ABC Brisbane’s Spencer Howson.”The wi-fi owner sets how much data they want to share each month. “Once it hits that amount, the device stops sharing the…


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