Throughout his highly successful international career, Jeff Pulver contributed to helping to launch the VoIP industry in 1995 and helped grow it to what has now become a two trillion dollar global industry in 2019. As an Internet Pioneer known for his work in VoIP, Jeff literally helped change the way the world communicates. Jeff launched the first phone network on the Internet known as Free World Dialup in 1995; launched the VoIP Industry Trade Show VON in 1997; founded the company which is now known as Vonage in 1998 and worked with policy makers in Washington, D.C. which resulted in the landmark order issued by the FCC in 2004 known as “The Pulver Order.”
His work in Washington on getting “The Pulver Order” passed is the reason services like: FaceTime, Telegram and WhatsApp are free both in the US and in over 100 countries around the world. Jeff has influenced the creation of numerous startups and has invested in over 400 startups. Currently exploring the intersection of: Blockchain and Finance. As Co-Founder of The Local Group, Jeff is a passionate advocate of Programmable Securities and Digital Assets. Strategic adviser to Blockchain projects.
Details. Jeff Pulver can be described as: Internet Pioneer, VoIP; Entrepreneur, Investor, Mentor, Strategist, Astrophotographer, Futurist, Life / Business Coach. Helped shape the worldwide market acceptance of VoIP; Founder / co-founder of numerous startups including: Free World Dialup, pulver.com, VON, Vivox and Vonage. Veteran of the Tradeshow industry; producer, host, curator of events. Jeff is also involved in public policy advocacy and is the founder of both the VON Coalition and the Blockchain Token Association
Known as a globally renowned Internet thought leader. In 1995 defined ``VON`` to stand for Voice/Video on the Net. From 1997 to 2008 he hosted/produced the VON Conferences and drove the growth of the global VoIP Industry.
Mr. Pulver is committed to the future of the Internet and is featured in the media as an expert in his field.
— The Pulver Order —
On February 12, 2004, Mr. Pulver's petition for clarification declaring Free World Dialup as an unregulated information service was granted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This landmark decision was the first decision it made on IP communications. Now referred to as ``the Pulver Order``, the ruling provides important clarification that computer-to-computer VoIP service is not a telecommunications service. By doing this, the FCC delivered a strong signal to consumers and capital markets that the FCC is not interested in subjecting end-to-end IP Communications services to traditional voice telecommunications regulation under the Communications Act.