Powell Advisor, Bureau Leader to Direct Regulatory Institute
WASHINGTON D.C. - Kyle Dixon, deputy chief of the FCC's Media Bureau and special counsel for broadband policy to FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell, will soon join the think tank world as a senior fellow at The Progress & Freedom Foundation. The seven-year FCC veteran and Powell confidante will organize and direct the Foundation's Federal Institute for Regulatory Law and Economics when he takes his new post in early August.
Starting his agency career as an attorney-advisor in the Policy Division of the Common Carrier Bureau, Dixon was named legal advisor to Powell in 1997. He became deputy bureau chief of the Media Bureau and special counsel to the chairman in July 2002. In his second capacity, Dixon has been actively involved in Commission broadband activities across the various bureaus, including Wireline Competition, Media and Wireless, and others. He served on the steering committee of the agency's Internet Policy Working Group.
Previously, Dixon practiced law in the Washington office of Hogan & Hartson LLP. He was law clerk to Judge Richard D. Cudahy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and taught a course in communications law and policy at the Georgetown University Law Center. Dixon received his received his B.A with honors from the University of Chicago and his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as symposium editor of the Yale Law Journal.
"We are thrilled someone of Kyle's experience and intellectual accomplishment has decided to join us here at PFF," said Progress & Freedom Foundation President Raymond L. Gifford. "Kyle adds to an already stellar crew of scholars focusing on the policy issues of the digital age. Despite his having gone to Yale Law School, I am confident Kyle's undergraduate experience at University of Chicago grounded him sufficiently to believe that markets-not regulators-serve consumers best."
The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.