WASHINGTON, October 6, 2014 —Blair Levin, telecommunications expert and former Communications & Society Fellow at the Aspen Institute, has joined the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program as a nonresident senior fellow, Bruce Katz, Brookings vice president and Metropolitan Policy Program co-director announced today.
Blair will join the Program’s Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative, which is directed by Brookings Senior Fellow Robert Puentes. Blair’s work will continue to focus on the nexus between broadband availability, market structure, and the health of metropolitan economies. In this capacity, he will work to inform city efforts to apply innovative practices to expand broadband access.
“In this rapidly evolving, information-rich era, broadband is essential to growing businesses and helping households improve their lives,” said Robert Puentes. “We are ecstatic to work with Blair in this important area.”
Mr. Levin joins Brookings after four years at the Aspen Institute Communication and Society Program where he served as executive director of Gig.U, a consortium of university research communities working toward accelerating the deployment of next generation broadband networks in the United States.
Before joining the Aspen Institute, Mr. Levin worked for the Federal Communications Commission, where he served as the Executive Director of the Omnibus Broadband Initiative and oversaw the development of a National Broadband Plan, a project of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Mr. Levin rejoined the Commission in 2009 after eight years as an analyst at Legg Mason and Stifel Nicolaus.
Mr. Levin served as Chief of Staff to FCC Chairman Reed Hundt from 1993 to 1997 and oversaw implementation of the historic 1996 Telecommunications Reform Act. Prior to working at the FCC, Mr. Levin was a partner in the North Carolina law firm of Parker, Poe, Adams and Bernstein. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School.
The Brookings Institution is a private nonprofit organization devoted to independent research and innovative policy solutions. For more than 90 years, Brookings has analyzed current and emerging issues and produced new ideas that matter —for the nation and the world.
The Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings provides decision-makers with cutting-edge research and policy ideas for improving the health and prosperity of metropolitan areas. To learn more, please visit: www.brookings.edu/metro. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/brookingsmetro
- Breakfast Media Minute: October 22, 2020
- Nokia 4G on the Moon, Localities and Drone Operations, Ajit Pai’s 6G Keynote Speech
- Broadband Breakfast Live Online on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 — Preparing for Success
- Breakfast Media Minute: October 21, 2020
- Federal Trade Commissioners Disagree About Role of Antitrust Lawsuits Against Big Tech
Signup for Broadband Breakfast
Fiber5 months ago
Fiber Networks Hold a Cybersecurity Advantage Over Rival Co-Axial and Wireless Technologies, Say Panelists
Congress5 months ago
Senators Introduce Healthcare Broadband Bill as House Companion, Proposes $2 Billion Telehealth Expansion
Artificial Intelligence4 months ago
Brookings Panelists Emphasize Importance of Addressing Biases in Artificial Intelligence Technology
Broadband Roundup1 month ago
Nathan Simington is Trump’s New Man for FCC, New Speed Test, Challenges for State Net Neutrality
China6 months ago
China Expert Predicts that Nation’s Flawed Coronavirus Response Will Damage the Power of Chinese Communist Party
Rural6 months ago
Why the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund is So Significant, and How to Succeed in Applying For RDOF
Artificial Intelligence4 months ago
U.S. State Department Employing Artificial Intelligence Against COVID-19 Misinformation
Broadband's Impact3 months ago
Broadband Breakfast Live Online Launches Weekly Series Featuring ‘Champions of Broadband’