Tom Evslin

Tom Evslin

Nerd, Author, Inventor
Joined on April 25, 2007
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Tom Evslin’s career has taken him from nerd to CEO to novelist and consultant with a brief stop as Transportation Secretary for the State of Vermont.

His novel an historic murder mystery set in the Internet bubble and rubble is available free online and for purchase from Amazon and other outlets. A short story “The Interpreter’s Tale” can be downloaded as an Amazon Short. His popular blog Fractals of Change is at

Evslin was cofounder (with wife Mary), Chairman and CEO of ITXC Corp. The NASDAQ-listed company grew from startup in 1997 to the world’s leading provider of wholesale VoIP and one of largest carriers of international voice minutes of any kind by 2004 when it was acquired.

Evslin conceived, launched, and ran AT&T’s first ISP, AT&T WorldNet Service. WorldNet popularized all-you-can-eat flatrate monthly pricing for Internet access and forced the rest of the industry, including AOL and MSN, to follow suit. Evslin has been blamed and praised for this ever since. He is unrepentant.

At Microsoft, Evslin was responsible for the server products now in Microsoft BackOffice including Microsoft Exchange and for Exchange’s predecessor Microsoft Mail.

Evslin came to Microsoft when key assets of Solutions, Inc. (a software company he founded and he and Mary ran) were sold to Microsoft. In the 1970s Solutions developed the first commercial EFT software for banks. In the 1980s Solutions was the first developer of commercial communications software for the Macintosh.

Evslin is a member of the Board of Directors of The Snelling Center for Government and of ShoreCap Exchange. In the private sector, he is a board member of FeedBlitz LLC.

For many years Evslin was Policy Chairman of the Voice on the Net Coalition and a member of the organization’s Board of Directors.

Evslin is an inventor on six granted US patents.

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2022 - Mar 01 on Starlink's zoomready Rating Is Going Down
2022 - Feb 26 on Starlink's zoomready Rating Is Going Down
2021 - Sep 14 on Starlink Beta vs. Fiber
2018 - Jan 17 on The End of Net Neutrality Regulation COULD Mean the End of Last-Mile Oligopolies
2011 - May 26 on Planning for the Ugly End of the Phone Network
2011 - May 26 on Planning for the Ugly End of the Phone Network
2011 - May 04 on LTE Insufficient from the Start, Boingo IPO Propitious
2009 - Jan 06 on WiMAX vs. WiFi
2008 - Dec 17 on Net Neutrality and the Obama Stimulus Package
2008 - Dec 16 on Net Neutrality and the Obama Stimulus Package

Topic Interests

BroadbandWirelessAccess ProvidersNet NeutralityMobile InternetWhite SpaceTelecomPolicy & RegulationP2PVoIPCybersecurityNetworksBrand ProtectionWebCensorshipIPTVCloud ComputingData CenterThreat IntelligenceCoronavirusCyberattack

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