(White Plains, NY....November 10, 2016)... Blair Levin, the nation’s foremost authority on broadband, spoke at a luncheon in Westchester County today, and painted a bright picture of what the county will gain from the gigabit broadband initiative recently launched by the Westchester County Association (WCA), the county’s preeminent business association, and four of the county’s cities. Levin is a voluntary advisor for the WCA’s Smart Growth Gigabit Broadband project.
The Westchester County Association will honor several outstanding members of the Westchester business and civic community at its Fall Leadership Dinner on November 17. The dinner, “Celebrating Leaders in Smart Growth, Innovation, and Talent,” will spotlight the following individuals for their contributions to the community, passionate leadership, creativity, and impact:
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Bill Mooney, President and CEO of the Westchester County Association (WCA), announced today that Blair Levin, Executive Director of Gig.U: The Next Generation Network Innovation Project and a non-resident Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution, has joined the WCA’s Blueprint for Smart Growth team as a volunteer advisor to the WCA’s Gigabit Broadband initiative, which was announced on October 6th at a press conference. Levin served in the Obama administration where, from 2009-2010, he oversaw the development of the FCC’s National Broadband Plan. Levin also served in the Clinton administration as Chief of Staff to the Chairman of the FCC.