OITP Consultants

Jonathan Band

Jonathan Band received a B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1982 from Harvard College, and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1985. From 1985 to 2005, Mr. Band worked at the Washington, D.C., office of Morrison & Foerster LLP, including thirteen years as a partner. Mr. Band established his own law firm in May, 2005. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and California and before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Federal, and District of Columbia Circuits.

Amelia Bryne

Trained in cultural anthropology and new media, Amelia received her M.A. from the Joint Programme in Communication and Culture, Toronto, Canada. Amelia is co-Director of DeepTech.org, a research consultancy that focuses on the social and environmental impacts of information and communications technologies. She is a co-author of the FCC-commissioned study, Broadband Adoption in Low-Income Communities, which is being revised and expanded into a book.

The study was utilized by the FCC in the construction of its National Broadband Plan. Amelia's work has been supported by the University of Helsinki, the Social Science Research Council, the Community Wireless Infrastructure Research Project, by Design eLab, and other public interest research projects and institutions. Her research has been published in journals such as Telematics & Informatics, Policy & Internet, and the Journal of Community Informatics. She is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center of Fordham University, New York, NY.

John Windhausen, Jr.

John Windhausen, Jr. is President of Telepoly Consulting, which provides legal and regulatory advice for a variety of telecommunications firms and non-profit associations. From 1999 to 2004, he served as President of the Association for Local Telecommunications Services, the leading trade association representing the facilities-based Competitive Local Exchange Carriers. From 1996 to 1999 he worked as General Counsel for the Competition Policy Institute, a consumer-oriented advocacy organization promoting competition for energy and telecom services.

Mr. Windhausen served for 9 years (1987-1996) as Senior Counsel and Counsel to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, where he helped draft the 1992 Cable Act and the Telecommunications Act of 1996. He began his career at the FCC as a staff attorney from 1984-87. Mr. Windhausen graduated from Yale University and the UCLA School of Law.

Olga Zhivov

Olga Zhivov, who has worked in design and communications in Italy, New York City and Washington, D.C., is the head of PivotForm, her own consultancy that helps organizations and businesses design effective communications in the U.S. and abroad.