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, November 27, 2012

Taxing, Regulating Internet on Agenda at U.N. Conference

The U.N.'s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) holds a conference next month in which everything from new internet taxes, to new censorship rules -- read "Defamation of Islam" -- to new internet regulations will be in play. The new regulations and taxes alone could force "websites like Google, Facebook, and Netflix to pay fees to network operators around the world." And these fees will eventually be passed on to consumers, as businesses will seek ways to offset the new expenses in order to keep their books balanced. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/26/U-N-Holds-Conference-On-Taking-Over-Internet