Ryan Johnston

Next Century Cities: Senior Policy Counsel for Federal Programs

Ryan is responsible for NCC’s federal policy portfolio, building and maintaining relationships with Federal Commissions Commission officials, congressional staff and members, and public interest allies. Working with various federal agencies, Ryan submits filings on behalf of NCC members on technology and telecommunications related issues that impact the digital divide such as broadband data mapping, digital discrimination, broadband accessibility and adoption, net neutrality, low-income programs, and others.

Before coming to Next Century Cities, Ryan completed a legal fellowship with the Computer and Communications Industry Association. During his fellowship, Ryan focused on issues involving telecommunications, intellectual property, and data privacy. Additionally, he completed internships with the

Competition and Infrastructure Division of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

A member of the Pennsylvania Bar, Ryan received his Juris Doctor from American University Washington College of Law where he served on the editorial board of the National Security Law Brief. He completed his undergraduate degree at Franklin & Marshall College where he studied Government and Business Management.