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John Horrigan joins TPI as Senior Fellow

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August 17, 2017 – The Technology Policy Institute is pleased to announce John Horrigan has joined TPI as a Senior Fellow.

“We are thrilled to have John join TPI,” said TPI President Scott Wallsten. “He is the nation’s leading researcher of barriers to digital inclusion. Not only has he written extensively on this and other issues, his survey work has generated publicly-available data that others, in turn, have used to study many aspects of our digital lives. We look forward to helping John continue his steady production of thoughtful research and data.”

“TPI’s commitment to bringing first-rate analysis to policy discussions makes it an ideal place for me to continue my work,” Horrigan said. “Understanding people’s capacities to access and use digital tools is crucial, given the pace of technological change. I look forward to conducting further research on digital inclusion in a way that helps policymakers and other stakeholders make better decisions on this issue.”

Horrigan was most recently a senior researcher at Pew Research Center, where he focused on libraries, technology, and communities as well as open data and open government. Prior to rejoining Pew Research Center in 2015, he served as research director for the development of the National Broadband Plan at the Federal Communications Commission. He is a nationally recognized expert on research into barriers to home broadband adoption and use, expertise cultivated as a consultant and in his first stint at Pew Research Center from 2000-2009. He has a PhD in public policy from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. in economics and government from the University of Virginia.

 

Contact: Ashley Benjamin, 202-828-4405, abenjamin@techpolicyinstitute.org

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