Reed E. Hundt (born March 3, 1948 in Ann Arbor, Michigan) was chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission from 1993 to 1997. He oversaw the introduction of spectrum auctions designed in part by Auctionomics chairman Paul Milgrom, and led the implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 that reduced substantially the rates for international telecommunications service.
Hundt has worked as an advisor to McKinsey & Company and to the Blackstone Group. He also is on the boards of several other technology companies, including Intel Corp. He also serves on the board of Data Domain and Infinera, as well as privately held firms. He serves as co-chair for The Coalition for Green Bank, working toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the American energy industry.
Hundt also played a role in crafting one of the largest single national commitments to K-12 education, the Snowe-Rockefeller program that directs more than $4 billion annually to connect all classrooms to the Internet.
Hundt has authored two books: In China’s Shadow: The Crisis of American Entrepreneurship (2006) and You Say You Want A Revolution: A Story of Information Age Politics (2000).