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John Windhausen

SHLB Coalition
Executive Director
Washington DC
John Windhausen, Jr. is the founder and Executive Director of the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition based in Washington, DC. The SHLB Coalition is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) advocacy and educational organization with 132 members from across the U.S., including representatives of schools, libraries, telehealth networks and health providers, broadband companies, Research & Education networks, state broadband officials and public interest groups. The Coalition promotes open, affordable, high-quality broadband services for anchor institutions and their communities. Mr. Windhausen previously operated his own broadband policy consulting firm and was President of a telecommunications trade association. From 1987 to 1996, he served as staff counsel for the U. S. Senate Commerce Committee, where he was one of the key drafters the Telecommunications Act of 1996. He began his career as a staff attorney at the Federal Communications Commission in 1984. He has a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law.