If free Wi-Fi was a religion, then it would be the most followed one on our planet. Unfortunately, it is one hell of a gift to be so utterly misused by own instincts. A recent report published by RailTel is a shocking revelation of it.
A Big Surprise – Wi-Fi Usage at Railway Station:
Patna Junction Railway Station that falls under Danapur Division of East Central Railway zone topped the charts with highest data usage on the free Wi-Fi service. Would you guess what would be the most searched thing on this free Wi-Fi network? It’s nothing but search for PORN sites.
As per the data revealed by records of use of data by users, porn dominates the search followed by Apps download, and Bollywood and Hollywood films, of course.
Interestingly, Patna Railway Station is one of the most crowded ones with more than 200 trains passing through it daily as it lies in between New Delhi and Kolkata which is one of the busiest rail routes in India.
It won’t be a big surprise if a lot of passengers miss their train from Patna Railway Station. 🙄
Records of RailTel, a mini-Ratna enterprise of Government of India, undertaking once again proved that porn is the synonym of Wi-Fi for most men.
Post porn search, people use the free Wi-Fi for accessing YouTube videos, and Wikipedia.
After Patna, Jaipur Railway Station followed by Bengaluru and New Delhi Railway Station use the most of the free Wi-Fi facility.
PM’s Digitial India initiative is a significant step towards connecting rural India with high-speed internet network. As a part of it, India’s first high-speed public Wi-Fi service was rolled out at Mumbai Central railway station in January 2016.
And the next three stations to have free Wi-Fi facility were Patna in Bihar, Ranchi in Jharkhand and Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. To date, this service has been extended to 23 railway stations across the country.
If the reports are to be believed, the Government plans to introduce this free Wi-Fi usage service in 100 major railway stations by this year-end and has a target of 400 stations in the next three years creating the largest public Wi-Fi system in the world.
Currently, RailTel is offering 1Gbps Wi-Fi but planning to upgrade it to 10Gbps as the passengers are experiencing the slow speed of internet due to the high demand of enjoying free internet.
Google’s Wi-Fi Network:
This free Wi-Fi service at railway stations has been provided under ‘Railwire’, the retail broadband distribution model of Railtel Corporation (Ministry of Railways).
It’s a project commissioned by Indian Railways in collaboration with Google India for providing high-speed internet access to rail commuters.
In the month of July 2016, Google CEO Mr Sundar Pichai said, 2 million people are logging on to free Wi-Fi deployed by Google and RailTel at major railway stations across India every month.
The project was planned so that people waiting for the train can check important emails, chat with their near and dear ones.
Unfortunately, this internet crazy generation is misemploying the digital initiative and will definitely miss their train if this porn search continues.