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At a recent media day, Google provided Wi-Fi in a lecture hall for the 200 or so members of the media in attendance. At least there was supposed to be Wi-Fi. Technical glitches prevented that.
"We apologize. We certainly didn't do this on purpose," said Elliot Shrage, vice president of global communications at Google.
It took a few hours, but Google restored access after it rebooted some systems and essentially browned out Wi-Fi access to other parts of its campus to accommodate the press.