About InterStream

Enabling the Next Generation Internet

Established in 2002, InterStream was founded by a group of technology professionals who foresaw that the text web was not structured or reinforced to support the growing and ever-changing demands of the “video” web.  As more and more broadband subscribers migrate to new forms of media consumption, the vision of the founders is now an important reality. 

InterStream seeks to align the digital interests of broadband consumers, carriers and media innovators holistically. Multiple industry participants make up the Association, including content providers, Internet service providers, network equipment vendors, consumer electronics manufacturers, public interest groups and others provide the backbone of InterStream’s services in the form of the InterStream Media Grid. 

Network technology, developed under an open source model and supported by the Association's service providers, will provide levels of guaranteed services, end-to-end, on the Internet. Through these commercial sponsors, partners and providers, the Association's mission is to improve upon the best effort delivery model and to enable guaranteed service by building cooperation among its network of participants. This network will not only enforce updated and more sustainable economic models for the Internet, but will also help to combat the unauthorized distribution of licensed content on the "video" web and provide for future innovation and new market participants that has been the hallmark of the internet.

If you are interested in becoming involved in the Association, please dorrit [at] interstream [dot] com (contact us).

For more information regarding the benefits of becoming involved with InterStream, see Participation.

Executive Staff

Jeff Turner, Founder

A Silicon Valley veteran and network management expert, Jeff Turner has led Marketing and Engineering teams at the premiere firms of Cisco Systems, Novell, and Hewlett Packard. His early work with Hewlett Packard provided him with a deep knowledge of LAN technologies, TCP and low level network traffic. As a Member of the HP Technical Staff (MTS), Turner distinguished himself by developing real-time recognition algorithms for network analysis products. During his tenure at Novell, the CEO entrusted Turner with the product direction and strategy of their Netware and Network Management lines. Jeff’s management of QoS technology with Cisco Network Management Group led to his ground-breaking discoveries about broadband traffic characteristics that eventually led to his vision for his own company, nuMetra, for which he remains the Chairman.

Jeff holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Case Institute of Technology.

Richard Nagel, Chief of Public Affairs

Richard operates InterStream's public affairs office and assists with policy making at the U.S. and Global levels. He is a former magistrate and supreme court justice for the Commonwealth of Virginia. He holds a J.D. in Law from Faulkner University.

Henry Turko, General Manager

For over two decades, Henry Turko has established some of the most successful associations in the Telecom and Datacom industries. Mr. Turko was the primary author of the bylaws and operating procedures for the SCOPE Alliance and OpenSAF Foundation whose members include Intel, GE, Motorola, HP, Alcatel-Lucent, Sun Microsystems, RedHat, Ericsson and Nokia Siemens, Ericsson, Sun Microsystems, Nokia Siemens, HP, and Huawei.

In addition to serving as the charter member of several Industry associations including OpenSAF, SCOPE Alliance, SA Forum, Carrier Grade Linux of OSDL, CP-TA, OCAF; ITU-T Next Gen Networks and the Mountain View Alliance, he also served as both Board Member and Officer for several National and International Companies including OpenSAF Foundation, SCOPE Alliance, SA Forum, Carrier Grade Linux of OSDL, PICMG and the Mountain View Alliance.

Mr. Turkos’s specialized skill set comes from his wide range of roles in a numerous industries, including Marketing Management positions with Penril Datability Networks, Bay Networks, Proteon and Wang Laboratories as well as Product Management at Gould Electronics, SmithKline-Beckman. He also served as the Project Development Engineer with the Naval Underwater Sonar Center.

Henry holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from City College of New York, and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of New Hampshire.