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UK ISPs Grumble @ 2004 ISPA Awards
By: MarkJ - 28 January, 2004 (9:28 AM)

It appears as if many UK ISPs have echoed a level of discontent with this years ISPA award finalists, noting the distinct lack of strong providers like Eclipse, Nildram, PlusNet or Zen from some of the key areas:

Many ISPs didn't want to talk publicly for fear of tarnishing their reputations. Privately though, they all expressed surprised with the shortlists. Even those that had made it to the final stage were surprised at the ISPs that had failed to make the grade - and some of those that had made it.

Nick Lansman, Secretary General of the Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA), defended the awards and insisted that everything had been done to make them fair.

"These are prestigious awards and ISPs want to win," he told us. "We try our best to make sure they're fair. But we can only assess ISPs on the criteria set out in the rules. You're always going to get some companies that are upset."

One suggested area of improvement for the ISPA is that they monitor ISPs all year round, instead of a select period between December and early January. More @ The Register.

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