Zachary Blackburn

Zachary Blackburn

International Regulatory Affairs Manager, Project Kuiper, Amazon

Zachary Blackburn is an International Regulatory Affairs Manager at Amazon’s Project Kuiper. In this role, Zachary leads regulatory and licensing matters in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean for Amazon’s initiative to increase global broadband access through a constellation of 3,236 satellites in low Earth orbit. Previously, he was a Public Policy Manager at Meta where he led engagements with governments around the world on policy and regulation related to Meta’s messaging applications.

Prior to the private sector, he served for nearly a decade in the U.S. Government, first at the U.S. Department of State and then the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). At NTIA, he led engagements on communications and connectivity policy in Europe and the Americas and at the Department of State he managed interagency efforts to promote telecommunications supply chain security.

Zachary holds a Master of Public Policy and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Foreign Affairs, both from the University of Virginia.

Back to the top

The IIC is the world's only policy debating platform for the converged communications industry

We give innovators and regulators a forum in which to explore, debate and agree the best policies and regulatory frameworks for widest societal benefit.

Insight: Exchange: Influence

We give members a voice through conferences, symposiums and private meetings, as well as broad exposure of their differing viewpoints through articles, reports and interviews.

The new website will make it easier for you to gather fresh insights, exchange views with others and have a voice in the debate

Take a look Learn more about our updates
Please upgrade your browser

You are seeing this because you are using a browser that is not supported. The International Institute of Communications website is built using modern technology and standards. We recommend upgrading your browser with one of the following to properly view our website:

Windows Mac

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of browsers. We also do not intend to recommend a particular manufacturer's browser over another's; only to suggest upgrading to a browser version that is compliant with current standards to give you the best and most secure browsing experience.