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The Impact of New Technology

October 25, 2005 —
Andrew Viterbi, who with his wife Erna named the USC Viterbi School of Engineering in March 2004, delivered the keynote address at a Washington, D.C. conference, “Wireless Broadband:  Is the U.S. Lagging?”
Viterbi, a USC trustee and member of the the Viterbi School's Board of Councilors, is the co-founder and retired vice chairman and chief technology officer of QUALCOMM.  The Viterbis' $52 million gift was the largest ever to name an existing engineering school.
The conference, sponsored by the USC Gould School of Law and the USC Annenberg School for Communication brought together key scholars, policymakers and telecommunications industry lawmakers and examined whether U.S. government policies were impeding the rollout or adoption of cutting-edge wireless broadband technologies. It was held in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill.
  To see the complete text of Viterbi’s address, click here.