Blair Levin

Cities and broadband, next administration edition

[Commentary] The federal government has often played a major role in the country’s infrastructure development.

Implications of a Trump White House for broadband policy

[Commentary] If affordable and abundant broadband is integral to the continued growth of the American economy , then how the market reacts to Trump administration policy will determine whether the country can deliver this necessary infrastructure.

Make America great with great broadband

[Commentary] Building broadband infrastructure, as with any infrastructure, raises three questions: how to finance it, what projects are eligible to receive the funding, and how the funds are distributed.

A simple path forward for FCC transparency

While Congress continues to pursue legislation, we think there’s direct action the next Federal Communications Commission Chairman can take on day one that would immediately improve the quality of public debate on pending agency action.

Community-Led Broadband Agendas and Issues to Watch in the Next Administration

Although Donald Trump will be our next President, we are not sure who will occupy key positions in broadband policy. We can, however, know what some of the agendas and issues will be and their potential direction.

Options for Accelerating Great American Broadband

While my voting habits are partisan, I view broadband as potentially bi-partisan. The substance of my three recent speeches, written before the election, were consciously designed to communicate the same messages regardless of outcome.

Stronger Together For and With Great Broadband

Recently, I gave a speech in Wilson (NC) at a conference on Expanding the Gigabit Ecosystem.

Make America Great—with Great Broadband

The primary objective of broadband policy ought to be to stimulate faster, better, cheaper broadband. There are many paths up the mountain. Let me offer a couple of thoughts based on my experiences with other communities.

A new digital divide has emerged — and conventional solutions won’t bridge the gap

[Commentary] Though the United States has made profound progress in making Internet access universally available, a new digital divide has emerged that defies conventional solutions.

This is a handbook for city officials seeking the affordable, abundant bandwidth their communities will need to thrive in the decades ahead.