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.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Social Media's Increasing Role in Fighting Crime

Whilst the web has been changing rapidly in recent years in terms of the way we communicate, one of the most interesting things for me is watching the actual impact it has offline in other areas of our ‘real’ lives. We’ve all heard about the impact of ‘citizen journalism’, with social media leading the charge in reporting, but this in turn has also given power back to everyday people in the combatting and the reporting of crime.