The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has officially opened voting for the 2013 Customer Choice Award, which allows people to rate which is the best ISP from a selection of nine very different providers (i.e. those which actually entered the award).
This year the ISPA has picked the following providers for its annual Customer Choice gong: Catalyst2, Exa Networks, Hyperoptic, Macace, O2, Plusnet, Surebroadband, Vodafone or Zen Internet. Last year’s winner was MacAce. Customers that rate their ISP will also be in line with a chance to win tickets for the awards ceremony (vote here).
Nick Lansman, ISPA Secretary General, said:
“The Customer Choice award puts the power back into the hands of customers and I wish the best of luck to those who have entered. The ISPAs have been going for 15 years and reflect the best of the British internet industry.”
Sadly O2 isn’t likely to be around as a consumer ISP for much longer and some of the other providers, such as Surebroadband, are only available to a tiny part of the country. Meanwhile technical testing has started for entrants in the other Broadband and Hosting categories, which will run until the end of April 2013.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 11th July 2013 at the Park Lane Sheraton Hotel in Central London.