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.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Luring Young Web Warriors Is a U.S. Priority. It’s Also a Game.

In the eighth grade, Arlan Jaska figured out how to write a simple script that could switch his keyboard’s Caps Lock key on and off 6,000 times a minute. When friends weren’t looking, he slipped his program onto their computers. It was all fun and games until the program spread to his middle school. “They called my parents and told my dad I was hacking their computers,” Mr. Jaska, now 17, recalled. He was grounded and got detention. And he is just the type the Department of Homeland Security is looking for, Nicole Perlroth writes on Monday in The New York Times. http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/25/daily-report-luring-young-web-warriors-is-a-u-s-priority-its-also-a-game/