John Horrigan

2021-current

Benton Senior Fellow

John Horrigan is a national expert on technology adoption, digital inclusion, and evaluating the outcomes and impacts of programs designed to promote communications technology adoption and use. He served at the Federal Communications Commission as a member of the leadership team for the development of the National Broadband Plan. Additionally, as an Associate Director for Research at the Pew Research Center, he focused on libraries and their impact on communities, as well as technology adoption patterns and open government data. 

Horrigan will lead Benton’s research on the Federal Communications Commission’s Lifeline program which provides discounted phone and internet service for low-income Americans. He is a regular contributor to Benton’s Digital Beat blog.

John's Publications

Adapting Jobs Programs for Today and Tomorrow

Digital Skills and Job Training: Community-driven initiatives are leading the way in preparing Americans for today’s jobs

John's articles

The Emergency Broadband Benefit has thus far enrolled just 1 in 12 eligible households, but places with low broadband adoption rates show better results

Focusing on Affordability

States Look at the Data as They Try to Address the Digital Divide

ITIF’s Analysis of Broadband and Affordability Misses the Mark

Providing Free and Affordable Broadband for All in Illinois

Digital Tools & Learning

Statement to the Reimagine New York State Commission

Creating Opportunity: New Jobs Require Digital Skills and Broadband

The National Broadband Plan at 10: A decade of lessons on increasing home broadband adoption

Broadband and Cities

How Do We Measure Broadband?

What Does the FCC’s Broadband Deployment Report Tell Us About the Digital Divide?

Digital Skills and Job Training: Community-driven initiatives are leading the way in preparing Americans for today’s jobs

Touch, Trust, and Tech

Experimentation is the Watchword as Communities Seek to Close Adoption Gaps

Digital Inclusion and Equity: Why Now

John Horrigan