August 20, 1970
The USC Gould School of Law and Annenberg School for Communication brought together key scholars, policy makers and telecommunication industry leaders in Washington, D.C. to examine the state of wireless broadband deployment in the United States. The October 25 conference examined a key question: Are U.S.-government policies impeding the rollout or adoption of cutting-edge wireless broadband technologies? "This conference puts together leading academics who also have real world government and industry experience to address issues that confront policy makers in Washington today," said conference organizer Simon Wilkie (pictured), the former FCC chief economist who now directs USC's Center for Communication Law & Policy . Other speakers included QUALCOMM co-founder Andrew Viterbi , former FCC commissioner Harold Furchgott-Roth and Manhattan Institute scholar Thomas Hazlett .