John Leibovitz

John Leibovitz
Former Deputy Chief of the Wireless Bureau and Special Advisor to the Chairman for Spectrum Policy
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

John Leibovitz is a former Deputy Chief of the Wireless Bureau and Special Advisor to the Chairman for Spectrum Policy at the FCC. He developed the spectrum strategy outlined in the National Broadband Plan and led much of its implementation, helping to repurpose over 300 megahertz for mobile broadband and generating over $50 billion in net auction proceeds for the U.S. Treasury.

Prior to the FCC, John helped launch the Technology, Innovation, and Government Reform working group for President Obama’s transition team. Before that, he was a wireless entrepreneur and strategy consultant. He started his business career with McKinsey & Company.

John has written about tech and telecom policy in the Yale Law Journal and the Yale Journal of Law and Technology. He holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.Phil. from Cambridge University, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

Recent Events and Presentations

May 17, 2017

Join ITIF for a conversation exploring spectrum policy and opportunities to free up airwaves for innovative new uses.

July 31, 2012

ITIF and select experts discuss ITIF's new spectrum allocation report and the issues policymakers face going forward.

May 15, 2012

An expert panel searches for practical solutions to the spectrum crunch.

March 10, 2011

ITIF hosts a half-day conference on how to boost productivity and competitiveness by advancing emerging growth sectors.