This country got free wifi at stations. You'll never guess what it was used for

Joe Vesey-Byrne
Thursday 20 October 2016 15:00
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Free wifi has been made available in railway stations in India

India has a noble history of railways, begun in 1853, and today there are over 100,000 kilometres of track, over 6,900 stations, and more than 7,500 locomotives in operation.

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Patna Junction is one of 23 railway stations now given internet access. The railway minister has pledges to create the largest free wi-fi network on earth within the next three years, stretching across 400 stations.

The service was comissioned by RailTel, in association with Google.

The wifi at Patna Junction has proved to be the most popular spot on the entire subcontinent.

What on the internet could be so popular at this particular location? Perhaps looking up train times, or maybe on-the-go gifts for loved ones?

No. It's porn.

The Times of India quotes an official working for the operator RailTel who has seen data collected by the company.

More than any other railway station in the country, where free wi-fi service was launched, the Patna railway station is on the top in the country for using internet search, particularly search for porn sites.

In addition to this viewing, users have also visited YouTube, Wikipedia, and have downloaded Hollywood and Bollywood films.

RailTel has plans to expand the 1 GB wi-fi to 10 GB, due to the extensive use by patrons.

Damn buffering.

HT Times of India

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