Brief info

John B. Horrigan is a Senior Fellow with the Benton Institute on Broadband and Society with a focus on technology adoption, digital inclusion, and evaluating the outcomes and impacts of programs designed to promote communications technology adoption and use. He has served as an Associate Director for Research at the Pew Research Center with a focus on libraries, communities, and technology adoption. Horrigan was part of the leadership team at the Federal Communications Commission for the development of the National Broadband Plan and was responsible for the plan’s recommendations on broadband adoption.

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 authored 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 an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.