A public toilet in Chongqing is now offering its users free 50 Mbps Wifi, a speed faster than what most enjoy in the comfort of their own homes.
The toilet is the first of twenty five star toilets which the local government plans to build in Chongqing’s Nanan district during 2016.
In addition to the super fast Wifi, the public toilet also features a large array of phone charging ports, a refrigerator, microwave and water dispenser. Staff manning the high-tech outpost are also in possession of first aid supplies and medicines.
Speaking to reporters from Chongqing Evening News, a local official said, “During sunny conditions the toilet is capable of generating enough electricity to power itself. Our tests indicate that the solar panels will allow us to save 2,460 yuan each year.”
In recent years China has begun to spend money on rolling out a new generation of public toilets in a bid to shake off its reputation for having somewhat grimy loos. A few months ago Beijing rolled out its vision for the future of the restroom called “5th space.”