J. Scott Marcus

Independent consultant

J. Scott Marcus is an independent consultant dealing with policy and regulatory issues related to electronic communications, media and digital services. He is a Senior Fellow at Bruegel, a Brussels-based economics think tank (rated #1 worldwide by the University of Pennsylvania), a member of the Scientific Committee of the Communications and Media program at Florence School of Regulation (FSR), a unit of the European University Institute (EUI), and a Fellow of GLOCOM (the Center for Global Communications, a research institute of the International University of Japan). From 2005 to 2015, he served as a Director for the WIK, a research institute in regulatory economics of network industries. Prior to that, he served as Senior Advisor for Internet Technology for the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as a peer to the FCC’s Chief Economist and Chief Technologist. In 2004, the FCC loaned Mr. Marcus to the European Commission for six months. Prior to working for the FCC, he was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of GTE Internetworking, a leading Internet backbone service provider.

Marcus is the author of numerous papers and of a textbook on data network design. Marcus was the leadl author of a study of the evolution of high speed broadband since 2004 on behalf of the OECD, as a key part of their process of updating their Broadband Recommendation of 2004. In 2014, Marcus was the lead author of a study of prospects for deployment of high speed broadband in Italy, as part of a three-expert team reporting directly to Prime Minister Enrico Letta. In 2013, he was project manager of a study of prospects for the deployment of high capacity broadband on behalf of the ITRE Committee of the European Parliament.

Marcus holds a B.A. in Political Science from the City College of New York, and an M.S. from the School of Engineering, Columbia University.