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 21, 2014

Turkey's Twitter ban slammed by politicians, public

The Turkish prime minister's decision to block access to Twitter is "not acceptable," the EU's digital commissioner Neelie Kroes told CNBC, stressing that she would do her utmost to make sure the people of Turkey had freedom of speech.

Speaking to CNBC on Friday, Kroes said the move by Tayyip Erdogan was "embarrassing."
"It's cutting down freedom of speech - a value we're so proud of in the free world. He's going in the wrong direction," she said. "What we have to do is put it in plain language that it's not acceptable."