Google's WiFi Ambitions Off To A Rocky Start

Has the press gotten tired of sucking at Google's teat? For Google Press Day on April 10th, attendees the event were told there would be WiFi available so they could liveblog the event, communicate with their editors, or watch their Google stock rise. However, come 9 a.m., the Press Day m.c. announced "We know the Wi-Fi doesn't work". And when did they get it working again? Fifteen minutes before the six hour event was over.

This faux pas, especially at an event heavily attended by the press, doesn't bode well for Google's plans to set up a municipal WiFi network in San Francisco. If they can't get a simple thing like wireless access working on their own campus in a controlled environment, Google and Earthlink may have some tough times ahead.

Google Goes Wi-Fi, WHY!? [eWeek]