On September 28, 2010, Blair Levin, the former FCC official in charge of crafting the National Broadband Plan, spoke at a Knight Commission symposium on Washington, DC. Mr. Levin criticized the measurement of the speed of broadband to rural residents as a “bad seed.” Mr. Levin argued that it was a “bad idea” to focus on one primary input – speed – because the use to which people put broadband is more important. He identified mobile as the transformative technology of the future, criticizing the prevailing emphasis on wireline technology.