John B. Horrigan, PhD is an independent communications and technology policy consultant. Horrigan's work focuses on consumers' adoption and use of information and communications technologies, as well as ICTs' impacts on states and localities.
John Horrigan worked as Vice President and Director of the Media and Technology Institute, which was founded in 2008 and its mission is to study how emerging communications technologies can become avenues of advancement for the disadvantaged. Before joining the Joint Center, Horrigan was Vice President for Policy and Research at TechNet, where he developed research characterizing the job impacts of mobile applications and written reports on progress on broadband adoption since the delivery of the National Broadband Plan (see “Broadband Adoption in 2012”) and workforce development issues (see “Preparing America’s 21st Century Workforce”).
Prior to joining TechNet, Horrigan was part of FCC Chairman Genachowski’s leadership team tasked with developing the National Broadband Plan (NBP). In that capacity, he developed research agenda for the “Inclusion” portion of the NBP. He also designed and conducted the FCC’s first national survey on broadband adoption and usage. The survey findings were highlighted in the NBP’s first working paper, "Broadband Adoption and Use in America."
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