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, September 10, 2013

Apple unveils 2 new iPhones

Apple (AAPL -2.35%) introduced a brightly colored line of lower-cost iPhones Tuesday along with a more traditional device that comes in silver and gold. The announcements mark a stark departure from the company's past approach of sleek, clean devices in white and black. Apple also unveiled fingerprint recognition for its top-of-the-line phone. The lower cost phone, called the iPhone 5c, comes in a striking array of colors -- including green, blue, pink and yellow. With a two-year carrier contract, the new phone will cost $99 for the 16GB version and $199 for the 32GB version. Apple also redesigned some of the apps on the phone, making them more colorful and bright. Along with the bold hues of the devices themselves, the result is a vibrant mix of colors in the hardware and software. The company also debuted the iPhone 5s, which executive Phil Schiller said is "the most forward-thinking phone we've ever created," according to Engadget's live blog of the event. The phone is priced at $199 for a 16GB version, $299 for 32GB and $399 for 64GB (along with a two-year carrier contract).