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Levin to exit FCC for Aspen Institute

Fri, 04/16/2010 - 8:30am
Mike Robuck

Blair Levin is leaving his post as the Federal Communications Commission’s advisor on its National Broadband Plan to join the Aspen Institute.

Levin, who helped guide the broadband plan through its formation and unveiling last month, will leave the FCC on May 7 to join the Aspen Institute as a communications and society fellow.

Prior to his leading the creation of the broadband plan, Levin co-headed the Technology, Innovation & Government Reform Policy Working Group of President Obama's Technology Transition Team along with current FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.

Levin, an attorney, served as chief of staff to FCC Chairman Reed Hundt from 1993 to 1997, where he oversaw the implementation of the 1996 Telecommunications Reform Act, and as managing director at the investment firm Stifel Nicolaus.

"I am pleased to join the Aspen Institute team," Levin said. "There I can reflect on the impact of the National Broadband Plan, and particularly its application to the international arena."

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•  Levin to exit FCC for Aspen Institute
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•  Broadband Briefs for 04/16/10

 

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