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, October 29, 2013

The Promise Of Silicon Valley And The Perils Of Big Government

It was the West’s greatest party.  Not even the 1997 financial crisis in East Asia could stop soaring stock prices or the flood of money into Silicon Valley.  The “new economy” of e-commerce was all the rage.  Pundits and economists alike were eager to prophesize a glorious future.  The Internet would reach every corner of the Earth, destroy trade barriers, open new markets, and accelerate globalization.  The euphoria seemed endless.