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President Supports Bandwidth

Today, President Obama will announce steps he will discuss in the State of the Union to help more Americans, in more communities around the country, get access to fast and affordable broadband. The following statement may be attributed to Blair Levin, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution and Executive Director of Gig.U. It’s great […]

Happy New Year from Gig.U

On behalf of all who have worked on the Gig.U project, we want to thank everyone in our community for a 2014 that saw tremendous progress toward our common goal of accelerating the deployment of next generation broadband networks. We summarized that progress in our summer report on the Game of Gigs. The progress has […]

“The Next 30 Months” in Telecom Policy

Today, at part of the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy’s Project on the Evolution of Regulation and Technology, Gig.U Executive Director Blair Levin gave a speech entitled “The Next 30 Months.” In it, he highlights the upcoming events and challenges the FCC will face in this key regulatory era. “Here’s a big, but […]

“Step Away from the Mirror” – Remarks by Gig.U Executive Director Blair Levin at the National Press Club

Today, at an event hosted by the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative, Professor Christopher Yoo presented research on broadband speeds, investment, and pricing in the U.S. verses E.U., challenging the commonly cited narrative that the U.S. is slipping behind compared to other nations. Gig.U Executive Director Blair Levin was invited to speak in response to […]

Table Stakes for the Future (In Something Other than Basketball)

Today, Executive Director Blair Levin is in Hartford, CT to take part in a public conversation about ultra-high speed Internet and public officials. And to break some tough news about basketball. Check out his remarks. Blair Levin remarks to Connecticut Gig Conference

Gig.U Executive Director Blair Levin on the 4th Anniversary of the National Broadband Plan

In March 2010, at the request of Congress, the Obama administration presented a strategy for expanding the availability and adoption of broadband Internet access nationwide. The National Broadband Plan included specific proposals to address “national purposes” through expanded broadband access, including job creation and economic growth, consumer welfare, civic participation, public safety and homeland security, health care, and energy independence and efficiency.

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