Jeff Pulver changed the way the world communicates.
Throughout his highly successful international career Jeff has been insistently promoting internet communications and telephony and has helped change the way the world communicates. An “Order” named after Jeff Pulver was issued by the Federal Communications Commission, supported by the White House.
Details: Jeff Pulver can be described as: Internet Pioneer, VoIP; Entrepreneur, Investor, Strategist, Astro photographer, Speaker, Futurist. Helped shape the worldwide market acceptance of VoIP; Founder/co-founder of numerous startups including: Alchemist, Free World Dialup, VON, Vivox, MoNage and Vonage. Veteran of the Tradeshow industry; producer, host, curator of events.
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 which helped grow the VoIP Industry. In 2009 started the #140conf events. Founded MoNage in 2016 and co-founded Alchemist in 2017. His work in Washington is the reason services like: FaceTime, Messenger and WhatsApp are free. Has influenced the creation of numerous other startups.
Currently exploring the intersection of: Computing, AI and Communications. Strategic adviser to a number of Blockchain projects. Jeff has invested in over 350 startups since 1998. In 2012 Jeff adopted a lifestyle of health and wellness and dropped 120 pounds (54 kilos) along the way.
Mr. Pulver is committed to the future of the Internet and is featured often 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.