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Nationally-Known Broadband Policy Expert Named to Lead Joint Center Media and Technology Institute
July 31, 2012

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, one of the nation’s leading research and public policy institutions and the only one whose work focuses primarily on issues of particular concern to African Americans and other people of color, has named Dr. John B. Horrigan to head its Media and Technology Institute, which is a hub for research on how minority Americans use media, broadband and other emerging communications technologies as avenues of advancement.

Dr. Horrigan, who for nine years was Associate Director for Research at the Pew Internet & American Life Project, recently served on the Federal Communications Commission’s team that developed the National Broadband Plan (NBP), where he created the research agenda for the Plan’s digital inclusion elements.  He also designed and conducted the FCC’s first national survey on broadband adoption and usage, the findings of which were highlighted in the NBP’s first working paper.

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