Blair Levin

Communications Services: Analyst – US Policy & Regulation

Blair Levin is the Policy Advisor to New Street Research. Prior to joining New Street, Blair spent a decade practicing law. He then served as Chief of Staff to FCC Chairman Reed Hundt (1993-1997), directed the writing of the United States National Broadband Plan (2009-2010), and was a policy analyst for the equity research teams at Legg Mason and Stifel Nicolaus. Barron’s Magazine noted that his work, “has always been on top of developing trends and policy shifts in media and telecommunications … and has proved visionary in getting out in front of many of today’s headline making events.” Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler also praised his work, noting “no one’s done more to advance broadband expansion and competition through the vision of the National Broadband Plan.” Blair is also a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Project at the Brookings Institute and has been involved with a number of pro bono projects including working with the World Bank and UNHCR to create a Global Broadband Plan for Refugees, and working with the National Urban League to produce a Digital Equity and Inclusion Agenda.
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