October 25, 2005 —
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.
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.