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.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

House Panel Approves Cyber Bill to Fight Hackers Despite Privacy Concerns

A House panel voted overwhelmingly Wednesday in favor of a cyber bill aimed to defend against aggressive and sophisticated attacks from hackers in China, Russia, and Eastern Europe. It's a defiant move by pro-business lawmakers who say concerns by privacy advocates and civil liberties groups are overblown. The new bill sets up a new data-sharing program that would give the federal government a broader role in helping banks, manufacturers and other businesses protect themselves against cyber attacks. http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2013/04/11/house-committee-approves-pro-business-cyber-bill/