Press Release: Blair Levin Joins Brookings as a Nonresident Senior Fellow
Broadband's Impact, FCC, Gigabit Networks, National Broadband Plan, Press Releases
October 7th, 2014
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 […]
Broadband Prioritization Not Such A Terrible Idea, Georgetown University Panelists Say
Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan
June 17th, 2014
WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 – Paid prioritization may not be such a bad idea – in fact, the notion that the entire internet needs to be treated equally is misleading, said panelists at a June 10 symposium on internet regulation. Internet users might have greater interest in seeing phone packets go through first than someone […]
U.S. Broadband Deployment and Speeds are Beating Europe’s, Says Scholar Touting ‘Facilities-based Competition’
Broadband Data, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan
June 10th, 2014
WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 – In spite of press reports to the contrary, U.S. broadband coverage is not falling behind European levels of service, academic Christopher Yoo said on Wednesday at the National Press Club. “It seems like every other week there’s a new infographic or news story that talks about how the U.S. is […]
Tom Wheeler Surging; Profiles of Other Prospective Candidates to be FCC Chairman: Susan Crawford and Blair Levin
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, Congress, FCC, National Broadband Plan, People
April 15th, 2013
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2013 – Tom Wheeler, one of the most-frequently mentioned names to take the chairmanship of the Federal Communications Commission, remains perhaps the leading contender for the role, according to a Friday telecom update from Medley Global Advisors. “Venture capitalist and former lobbyist Tom Wheeler picked up a strong vote of confidence from a […]
Get Out of the Business of Regulating Copper Wires, Say FCC Critics at Internet Protocol Event
Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact, FCC, FCC Workshops
February 8th, 2013
WASHINGTON, February 8, 2013 – The Federal Communications Commission is not able to flexibly adapt to changed circumstances in the communications world, according to officials participating in a January 30 panel on here the transition to internet protocol networks. With the topic in hand of the “retirement” of traditional copper wiress, and the regulatory paradigm […]
New Zealand Broadband Plan Sheds Light on U.S. Plan
Australia, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, International, National Broadband Plan
July 22nd, 2011
WASHINGTON, July 22, 2011 – Broadband experts examined whether New Zealand’s ‘Ultra-Fast Broadband Initiative’ contained lessons that could be applied to the U.S.’ own broadband situation Tuesday at a New America Foundation Panel (NAF).
Panelist Blair Levin, Communications and Society Fellow at the Aspen Institute and one of the primary authors of the National Broadband Plan, exhibited confidence in America’s broadband future.
Blair Levin, Plus Officials from South Korea, U.K., Follow Top Canadian Telecom Official at May 18 Event
Broadband Calendar, Broadband TV, Broadband's Impact, International
May 12th, 2010
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2010 – Blair Levin, the former Executive Director of the Omnibus Broadband Initiative at the Federal Communications Commission, will join the panel at the Broadband Breakfast Club on Tuesday, May 18. He will be a panel with Young K. Noh, Minister-Counselor of the Korean Embassy, and Robin Twyman, First Secretary at the British Embassy, on the subject of “International Reactions to the U.S. National Broadband Plan.”
All three speakers follow Pamela Miller, Director General of the Telecommunications Policy Branch, Industry Canada, and the top telecom regulator from the country — the keynote speaker for the event.
Blair Levin, Following Path of Former Chairmen, Joins Aspen Institute
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan
April 15th, 2010
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2010 — Blair Levin, who became the chief architect behind the Federal Communication’s National Broadband Plan as director of the FCC Omnibus Broadband Initiative will leave the agency following the first week in May, according to a commission press release.
Lawmaker Weighs Government Intervention In The Media
December 2nd, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 2, 2009 – A senior lawmaker on Wednesday weighed in on government intervention in the media at a Federal Trade Commission forum convened to consider an alleged decreasing amount of original reporting taking place, as media outlets shut down or layoff journalists in the face of falling revenues.
The widespread availability of broadband technology plays an important role both in the alleged problem – competition to traditional print media revenue streams – and in the proposed solution: widespread availability of online content funded through a variety of means.
Knight Commission Report on Democracy in the Digital Age Focused on Broadband
October 5th, 2009
WASHINGTON, October 5, 2009 – These are the most important things relating to broadband: availability, skills needed to use broadband, and universal service. A three-panel discussion held by the Knight Commission, which on Friday released a report, “Informing Communities: Sustaining Democracy in the Digital Age.”