The acting FCC chairman, Michael Copps, announced that Clinton-era chief of staff Blair Levin is returning to the commission, this time to help develop a national broadband plan. Also, Copps reassigned Media Bureau Chief Monica Shah Desai to the Office of the General Council.
Blair Levin is taking another turn at the FCC.
Levin, who was chief of staff under Chairman Reed Hundt during the Clinton administration, is returning to the agency to help develop a national broadband plan, Acting FCC Chairman Michael Copps announced this afternoon.
For the past several years, Levin has worked as a telecommunications analyst at Stifel Nicolaus, an investment banking and brokerage firm. There, he co-authors a popular e-newsletter commenting on telecommunications policy.
In another key move, Copps removed Monica Shah Desai as chief of the Media Bureau, which oversee broadcasting and cable regulations, and replaced her with FCC veteran Robert Ratcliffe on an acting basis.
Desai was reassigned to the Office of General Counsel.