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Monday December 1, 2008 - 1:24 pm
The next UK Internet Services Providers Association (ISPA) 2009 industry awards ceremony will include a number of new and renamed categories. These have been designed to factor in the growing use of Mobile Broadband services:

The 2009 ISPA Awards will feature new awards categories including:

Best Consumer Fixed Broadband ISP.
Best Business Fixed Broadband ISP.
Best Consumer Mobile Broadband ISP.
Best Business Mobile Broadband ISP.
Best Consumer Customer Service.
Best Business Customer Service.

The 2009 awards will also be presented some months later than usual at the London Hilton Metropole on the 9th July 2009. By comparison its 2008 awards were issued in March.

Thursday May 1, 2008 - 8:25 am
The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has suggested a number of welcome improvements to its testing regime for the 'Best Consumer ISP' and 'Best Business ISP' annual award categories.

The association would seek to test data, video, Internet telephony and email performance over the broadband connection, as opposed to the usual composite measurements. This could provide for a far more realistic set of results and thus make the awards more reflective of real-world performance.

The matter is being discussed this morning at a Q&A session in Earl's Court (e-Commerce lecture theatre, Internet World 08).

Sunday March 16, 2008 - 8:05 am
The Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has finally revealed the winners of its 10th annual UK Internet awards for 2008. PlusNet, Eclipse Internet, NewNet, Datanet, Waitrose and Vodafone all took top honours in various different Internet access related categories:

Best Consumer ISP - PlusNet
Best Business ISP - Eclipse Internet
Best Consumer Broadband - NewNet
Best Business Broadband - Datanet
Best Consumer Email - Entanet
Best Business Email - Eclipse Internet
Best Dial Up - Waitrose
Best Shared Hosting - Namesco
Best Dedicated Hosting - UKFast
Best Wireless ISP - Vodafone (Commendation: BOZII)
Best Internet Telephony - Entanet
Best Streaming - Astream (Commendation: Mydeo)
Best Portal - Bt.yahoo.com

Despite Vodafone’s horrendous 'Mobile Broadband' (3G) billing shenanigans this year (news), the operator still won big for its HSPA based wireless broadband service. Rival BOZII also achieved a commendation for "promoting the use of wireless Internet access by providing a simple and easy to use Wi-Fi Roaming service," said the ISPA. Meanwhile winners of the 'Special Division', which includes the Internet Hero and Villain awards, were as follows:

The Internet Watch Foundation Award:
Richard Swetenham, Head of the eContent and Safer Internet Unit at the European Commission

The IWF was impressed with his involvement with the issue of Internet content since 1996, drafting the first Communication on illegal and harmful Internet content. He has been the driving force behind a variety of very successful EC Safer Internet Programmes, in particular the development of the INHOPE association of Hotlines.

The Corporate Social Responsibility Award:
BT

An ISPA spokesperson said, “The judges felt that BT has an excellent corporate social responsibility policy in place and acknowledged its Better World campaign aiming to create a more sustainable world through better communication.”

Internet Villain:
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)

HMRC won the Internet Villain category for failing to take the protection of people’s personal data seriously and highlighting bad practice in protecting data by losing computer disks containing confidential details of 25 million child benefit recipients.”

Internet Hero:
Peter Robbins OBE QPM, Chief Executive, IWF

Peter Robbins wins the Internet Hero award for his continued leadership of the IWF and approach to fostering extensive partnerships with the Internet industry, the government and law enforcement agencies to tackle illegal online content."

Please note that the original shortlist of 2008s award nominees can still be read here: (Shortlist A, Shortlist B).

Wednesday January 23, 2008 - 2:42 pm
The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has now officially issued a Press Release containing the complete shortlist of 2008 award nominees, which includes the 'Best Consumer ISP' category that had previously been left blank on their website until now:

Best Consumer ISP
BT
Orange
PlusNet
Tiscali
Virgin Media
Vispa

The inclusion of Virgin Media and Tiscali will no doubt raise a few eyebrows, as will Orange given some of the reports we heard during 2007. Then again, most were also present in last year’s award shortlist (here) for this category too.

Saturday January 19, 2008 - 9:15 am
The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has updated its 2008 Awards website to include the nominees for almost all of its ISP categories, except 'Best Consumer ISP', which will no doubt be revealed shortly:

Best Consumer ISP
TBA

Best Consumer Broadband
Entanet
NewNet
Seriously Internet
Virgin Media
Waitrose

Best Business Broadband
Claranet
Datanet
Lumison
NewNet
PlusNet

Best Business ISP
Claranet
Datanet
Eclipse
Entanet
PlusNet

Best Wireless ISP
BOZII
Kijoma
South West Internet
T-Mobile
Vodafone

Best Consumer Email
Entanet
NewNet
Pipex
Vispa
Waitrose

Best Business Email
Datanet
Eclipse
Lumison
NewNet
Zen

Best Dial-Up
Datanet
Entanet
Exa
Vispa
Waitrose

Best Internet Telephony
Entanet
Keen Computers
Lumison
Tesco
Zen

The ISPA's website has yet to reflect the shortlist for the 'Best Consumer ISP' category. The winners will be announced on 14th March 2008.

Tuesday January 15, 2008 - 12:47 pm
The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has today revealed its nominations for individuals or organisations that have helped or hindered the Internet Industry during 2007:

This year’s ‘Hero’ nominees, sponsored by UKFast, are:-

Facebook
“For respecting peoples’ browsing privacy by retracting the Beacon service, a system which automatically records user’s online spending habits, by making it an opt-in not opt-out service.”

Financial Services Authority (FSA)
“For keeping a keen eye on the promotional websites of financial services and warning that they are not fair or clear enough. A quarter of 77 sites reviewed "failed to present information in a fair, clear and not misleading way", the FSA said.”

The Rt. Hon. Stephen Timms MP, Minister of State for Competitiveness
“For leading the push to increase Internet access speeds, paving the way for services such as high-definition Internet TV.”

Peter Robbins OBE QPM, Chief Executive, IWF
“For his continued leadership of the IWF and approach to fostering extensive partnerships with the Internet industry, the government and law enforcement agencies to tackle illegal online content.”

Derek Wyatt MP
“For a decade of support promoting the Internet in the UK Parliament as chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Internet Group since 1997.”

This year’s Villain nominees are:-

BPI
“For its heavy handed approach against consumers rather than engaging in constructive dialogue with the Internet industry when dealing with filesharing.”

BT Wholesale
“For changing the whole engineering plan for 21CN only six months before the launch date."

David Cameron MP
“For buddying up with the music industry and trying to appeal to a younger audience.”

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
“For failing to take the protection of peoples’ personal data seriously and highlighting bad practice in protecting data by loosing computer disks containing confidential details of 25 million child benefit recipients.”

Nicolas Sarkozy, The French President
"For his proposed new tax on Internet access and mobile phone use to fund France's two public television channels, which would be free of advertising.”

Winners are due to presented with their awards at a gala dinner held at the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square on the 14th March 2008. Meanwhile the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) Award nominees, an organisation created to combat child abuse images and criminal material online, can be viewed in the official press release:

http://www.ispaawards.org.uk/newsreleases/Awardsrelease150108.htm

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