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.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

EU to Vote on Web Traffic Regulation

European Union lawmakers vote Thursday on a broad package of reforms that will ultimately influence how online traffic will be regulated across bloc and whether or not Internet providers will be able to charge more for certain services.
The proposed legislation covers everything from ending roaming charges to consumer rights, such as switching mobile tariff plans, but the most contentious part is the issue of "net neutrality"--the concept of giving equal treatment to all Internet traffic, regardless of location, the device used or the content of the service.