Wi-Fi Versus Sci-Fi: Realities, Barriers, Boundaries
May 13, 2004
The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee hosted a lunch panel on "Wi-Fi Versus Sci-Fi: Realities, Barriers, Boundaries" Thursday, May 13, 2004. The expert panel attempted to paint a picture of what the wireless Internet could look like 10 to 15 years from now. The panel probed issues related to connectivity, network architecture, pervasiveness, hardware, killer apps, public safety and privacy. The panel also addressed barriers that could preclude such a future, and opportunities that must be seized for the future of the wireless Internet to be realized.
This event is part of a series of events under the leadership of the Internet Caucus Wireless Task Force. Past events have focused on wireless security (Wireless Security: An Oxymoron?"), wireless spectrum ("Sell It, Lease It, or Give it Away--How Can Spectrum Reform Best Promote Wireless Internet Deployment?") and the U.S.'s wireless leadership (The Internet in Asia: Is the US Falling Behind?").
This event is hosted in conjunction with the Internet Caucus and its co-chairs -- Senators Conrad Burns (R-MT) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Congressmen Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Rick Boucher (D-VA) with the Internet Caucus Wireless Task Force Co-Chairs -- Congresswoman Dunn (R-WA) and Congressman Honda (D-CA).