James F. Booth

For more than 25 years, James Booth has provided consulting and legal services to telecommunications carriers and to enterprise companies that manage their own telecommunications networks. Since June of 2009 he has also served as General Counsel of Spread Networks, LLC, which is the industry leader in the construction and operation of low latency high speed networks. Before joining Spread he was General Counsel for OnFiber Communications, a competitive telecommunications provider, and was the sole attorney for Qwest Communications International in support of its construction of an 18,800 mile fiber optic network spanning the United States. Earlier he was lead counsel for U S WEST in its wireless and cable television ventures in the United States, Europe and Hong Kong.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Verizon To Offer Free Online Calling As Internet Revolution Picks Up Pace

The Internet's wave of disruption is crashing on the shores of Verizon and other telecom carriers. As evidence, on Tuesday Verizon (NYSE:VZ - News) announced that it would support Skype, a service that lets users make calls — free or low-cost calls — via the Internet.