Wireless Policy Podcast Archives

The Power of WiFi for Business and Communities with Edgar Figueroa (Ep. 104)

The Power of WiFi for Business and Communities with Edgar Figueroa (Ep. 104)

As president and CEO of Wi-Fi Alliance (@WifiAlliance), Edgar Figueroa has led an unprecedented period of growth for Wi-Fi®. Wi-Fi Alliance has grown to more than 700 member companiesUnder Edgar’s leadership. He has also maintained an aggressive development roadmap and adopted a vision of “Connecting everyone and everything, everywhere.” Edgar forged numerous strategic partnerships to facilitate penetration of Wi-Fi into established and emerging markets. Edgar also defined the Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ program development framework. He also guided the launch of several generations of interoperable Wi-Fi programs. These programs have proliferated Wi-Fi into mass markets such as mobile and consumer electronics.

5G Internet is Coming Soon: What is it? How fast? Who will have access? with Yosef Getachew (Ep. 90)

5G Internet is Coming Soon: What is it? How fast? Who will have access? with Yosef Getachew (Ep. 90)

Yosef Getachew (@getachew2) is a Policy Fellow at Public Knowledge where he works on a variety of technology and communications issues. Prior to joining Public Knowledge, Yosef worked as a law clerk for several technology and communications organizations including the Federal Communications Commission, Comcast, Facebook, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Yosef has also served as a Project Coordinator and Research Assistant for the Joint Center for Political and

Ep 82: Decoding the New FCC Under Chairman Ajit Pai with Gigi Sohn

Ep 82: Decoding the New FCC Under Chairman Ajit Pai with Gigi Sohn

Gigi B. Sohn (@gigibsohn) served as counselor to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, advising on a range of telecommunications and media policy issues. Previously, Sohn served from 2001 to 2013 as president and CEO of Public Knowledge, a D.C.-based public interest group working on intellectual property and other issues in the digital marketplace. She served as a project specialist in the Ford Foundation’s Media, Arts and Culture unit and as executive director of the Media

Gigabit WiFi and the 5 GHz Band with Michael Calabrese (Ep. 23)

Gigabit WiFi and the 5 GHz Band with Michael Calabrese (Ep. 23)

Michael Calabrese is director of the Wireless Future Project, which is part of The New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute. He also serves as a senior research fellow affiliated with the Asset Building Program. Mr. Calabrese focuses on developing policies that promote pervasive connectivity, including spectrum policy reform, mobile market competition, wireless broadband deployment and IT investment and innovation more broadly. Mr. Calabrese currently serves as an appointed member…

How the Spectrum Incentive Auction Process will Work with Davina Sashkin (Ep. 20)

How the Spectrum Incentive Auction Process will Work with Davina Sashkin (Ep. 20)

Davina Sashkin is a member of the law firm of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC. Ms. Sashkin counsels clients on television and radio broadcast regulation and compliance, broadband Internet and triple-play regulations, spectrum auctions, and commercial transactions among FCC-regulated businesses. Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Ms. Sashkin was an associate with the law firm Irwin, Campbell & Tannenwald, P.C. Ms. Sashkin is a graduate of the Catholic University of America Columbus School…