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Blair Levin

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Blair Levin

Blair Levin is a Senior Nonresident Fellow of the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Project, and was Executive Director of the team that wrote the U.S. National Broadband Plan.

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A Global Broadband Plan for Refugees
Policy Briefs
May 2017
By Blair Levin, Paul De Sa, and T. Alexander Aleinikoff

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Policy Briefs
May 2017

Now, more than ever, mobile and Internet connectivity play a crucial role in helping refugees stay safe, build livelihoods, and keep in touch with family. Yet many face challenges in getting and staying connected, both in transit and after arrival. This policy brief draws on the model of national broadband plans to propose a blueprint for improving the connectivity of refugees and host communities around the world.