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.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

How Superstorm Sandy Gave Rise to Wireless Startup

Daniela Perdomo credits the absence of basic communication services after superstorm Sandy for inspiring GoTenna Inc., a do-it-yourself wireless network that can carry text messages to Androids and Apple iPhones.

Perdomo, 29, a Sao Paulo native and Tufts University grad, started GoTenna in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with her brother Jorge in March 2013. She spent the months after the storm bouncing her idea for a low-fi communications network off telecom and technology experts until she had a theoretical product. That led to a prototype cigar-sized antenna that connects phones via public, unlicensed airwaves.