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, December 14, 2014

Government-Enforced Net Neutrality is Problematic

President Obama's idea of “Net Neutrality” to ensure unfettered access to the Internet for all Americans is great in theory, but could be very problematic in practice. Proponents say that greedy telecoms and cable companies have monopoly power. Opponents complain that the U.S. government is the world’s largest monopoly and spent as much as Facebook’s spent in its first six years of operation to build a health care website that still doesn’t work.