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John B. Horrigan - Rapporteur, Participant

John B. Horrigan is a Senior Fellow at the Technology Policy Institute and a Senior Advisor at the Urban Libraries Council. Previously, he served as a Senior Researcher at the Pew Research Center where he focused on libraries, communities and technology adoption. He joined the Pew Research Center in January 2015, having been with Pew before from 2000 to 2009. In 2009, he joined the leadership team at the Federal Communications Commission and he led development of the broadband adoption and usage portion of the National Broadband Plan. He is a nationally recognized leader on home broadband adoption patterns, the impact of connectivity on individuals, and strategies for closing adoption gaps. At Pew, he has authored recent reports on broadband adoption, and lifelong learning and technology. As a consultant, Horrigan is author of landmark reports on Comcast’s Internet Essentials program. The reports, “The Essentials of Connectivity” and “Deepening Ties” demonstrate the impact of online access for low-income families with children and make recommendations on how to accelerate broadband adoption and usage. Horrigan has a Ph.D. in public policy from the University of Texas at Austin and his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.



Technology Policy Institute


Senior Fellow