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.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Obama pushes FCC to turn broadband Internet into a public utility with revised 'net neutrality' rules as Republicans claim it's 'Obamacare for the Internet'

  • Cruz: 'The Internet should not operate at the speed of government.'
  • FCC's first 'net neutrality' plan was struck down by a federal court in January
  • 'This is huge,' said CREDO, a left-wing mobile Internet service provider
  • President's announcement was videotaped before his trip to China but released as he was in bed in Beijing 
  • Obama's vision would bar providers like Verizon and Comcast from cutting deals with Hulu, Netflix and Amazon so their streaming content could be delivered along online 'fast lanes'
  • 'No service should be stuck in a "slow lane" because it does not pay a fee,' Obama said

  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2828549/Obama-asks-FCC-strong-net-neutrality-rules.html