Blair Levin

Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Blair Levin serves as a non-resident Senior Fellow of the Metropolitan Policy Project of the Brookings Institution. He also serves as the Executive Director of Gig.U: The Next Generation Network Innovation Project, an initiative of three dozen leading research university communities seeking to accelerate the deployment of next generation networks, and as a consultant to the investment community, to numerous communications enterprises, and to a number of local, state, and national governments on broadband policy.

From 2009 to 2010, Mr. Levin oversaw the development of the FCC’s National Broadband Plan. Prior to his work on the National Broadband Plan, he worked as an equity analyst at Legg Mason and Stifel Nicolaus. Mr. Levin is the co-author, with Reed Hundt, of “The Politics of Abundance” and, with Denise Linn, of “The Next Generation Connectivity Handbook: a Guide for Community Leaders Seeking Affordable, Abundant Bandwidth,” as well as numerous articles on telecommunications policy. From 1993 to 1997, Mr. Levin served as Chief of Staff to FCC Chairman Reed Hundt. Previously, he had practiced law in North Carolina, where he represented new communications ventures, as well as local governments. Mr. Levin is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School.