Strange commentary about your menses aside, there are valid applications for internet-connected refrigerators. Whether you can imagine them or not is another matter all together.
How about a refrigerator that knows its own inventory based on RFID tag scanning, and can automatically add items to your grocery shopping list when inventory is depleted? All of the parts to make this happen are there now. If you buy your food at a store that has embraced RFID. the part you may be missing is the smart fridge.
But none of it is relevant to this article; your refrigerator is going to have access to conventional WiFi when the time comes. This is much more likely about things like connecting municipal signage & traffic control devices, letting people at bus stops know how far away the bus is, etc. (or more likely smart adverts at the bus stops). Existing WiFi protocols are impractical to implement for devices that are rather spread out like this, and which don't require the kind of throughput that your mobile device or laptop would.