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John Horrigan

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John B. Horrigan is a senior researcher at the Pew Research Center, where he focuses on libraries, technology, and communities as well as open data and open government. Prior to rejoining the 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 the 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.

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21 Dec 2015
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The share of Americans with broadband at home has plateaued, and more rely only on their smartphones for online access.

Three notable changes relating to digital access and digital divides are occurring in the realm of personal connectivity, according to new findings from Pew...

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15 Sep 2015
362

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American libraries are buffeted by cross currents. Citizens believe that libraries are important community institutions and profess interest in libraries offering a range of new program possibilities. Yet, even as the public expresses interest in additional library services, there are...

Report

26 Mar 2009
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Some 39% of Americans have positive and improving attitudes about their mobile communication devices, which in turn draws them further into engagement with digital resources - on both wireless and wireline platforms - according to this report. Mobile connectivity is now a powerful differentiator among...

Statistics

25 Sep 2008
468

Some 69% of online Americans use webmail services, store data online, or use software programs such as word processing applications whose functionality is located on the web. Online users who take advantage of cloud applications say they like the convenience of having access to data...

Article

6 Mar 2008
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A look at the American public's news interests over the past year shows continuing differences between women and men in the types of news stories that they follow very closely. Women consistently express more interest than men in stories about weather, health and safety, natural...

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