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Broadband Access, Wireless Research, and Regulation: Robert Yadon

Formerly vice president of television operations for the National Association of YadonBroadcasters in Washington D.C., Robert Yadon's roots in the information technology, telecommunications and media industries run more than 30 years deep. In 2006, he led Ball State's Digital Policy Institute (DPI) in successfully researching the benefits of telecommunications reform in Indiana, contributing to passage of a new state law aimed at extending video and broadband services to rural and other underserved areas as well as larger cities. In 2008, the measure is credited with creating 2,200 new Hoosier jobs and luring $516 million in technology investment to the state. In addition to his work on broadband wireless research, digital policy and related regulatory issues, Yadon’s expansive resume includes his role as co-principal investigator on a $2.5 million U.S. Department Homeland Security grant that provides training for supervisors of 911 emergency call centers around the country. Contact Robert Yadon, professor of information and communication sciences, at 765-285-1515.