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.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Facebook will use drones, lasers to 'deliver the internet to everyone'

What's that flying overhead? It could soon be a Facebook-owned Internet drone. 
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday that the company will use "drones, satellites and lasers" to achieve its dream of bringing Internet connectivity to everyone in the world.
It's part of Internet.org, the Facebook-led initiative launched last year that aims to bring Internet connectivity to the two-thirds of the world's population that currently lacks access. Zuckerberg said in his post that the project has already helped 3 million people access the Internet for the first time in the Philippines and Paraguay.
But, he added, "connecting the whole world will require inventing new technology too."