QSI Consulting, Inc.

James Webber, Senior Vice President

Mr. Webber has more than 25 years of experience with utility management, network operations, policy analysis, legal and regulatory affairs.

Working in his capacity as a consultant since 2003, Mr. Webber has provided services to a number of the nation's most prominent communications and information services companies, such as AT&T, Charter, Comcast, Liberty Communications of Puerto Rico, O1 Communications, Peerless Network, and WorldNet Communications. He has also managed numerous engagements for state and federal agencies, such as the United States General Service Administration, as well as various international clients. He has been engaged by his clients for, among others, the following:

  • Cost-of-service analyses, business-case modeling, pricing and assessment of taxes, fees and surcharges, operational-process improvement, vendor management, and state and federal regulatory-policy related issues.

In litigated proceedings, Mr. Webber has been called on to provide reports and/or expert testimony before state and federal regulatory agencies, arbitrators, and courts of varying jurisdictions throughout the United States related to the following issues:

  • Billing disputes, cost-of-service analyses, economic damages, interconnection, routing, rating and call detail records, pricing, and public policy issues, among others.

Prior to joining QSI, Mr. Webber held management positions in the communications industry, e.g., Director of External Affairs for ATX/CoreComm, District Manager for AT&T's Law and Government Affairs organization, and Manager of the Illinois Commerce Commission’s Telecommunications Rate Section.

In addition to his experience in the communications industry, he served at the Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Resources where he was responsible for demand side management forecasting, analyzing the economic implications of various pollution mitigation strategies and other environmental issues.


Education

Master of Science, Economics

  • Illinois State University

Bachelor of Science, Economics

  • Illinois State University