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Winners of 2005 ISPAs Announced
Friday 25 February 2005 11:54:00 by Sebastien Lahtinen

Last night during a gala dinner ceremony, the winners of the Internet Services Providers' Association 2005 Annual Awards (the ISPAs) collected their trophies.

Award

Winner

Best Metered ISP UK Online
Best Unmetered Dial-up Tesco
Best Light Consumer Broadband Newnet
Best Heavy Consumer Broadband Wanadoo
Best Sumo Consumer Broadband Telewest Blueyonder
Best National Consumer ISP Wanadoo
Best Light Business Broadband Zen Internet
Best Heavy Business Broadband Eclipse
Best Sumo Business Broadband Kingston Communications
Best National Business ISP Datanet

The judges also felt that the following should receive a Commendation for Innovation:

UK Online - for their commitment to LLU to keep pushing up speeds available to consumers
Lumison - for their uncontended service which provides an alternative to leased lines
HomeChoice - for their unique broadband service delivering television within one ISP package.
FireFly - for offering a service with strong delivery and reliability in the tests carried out for the awards.

"We are delighted that KC Broadband and Eclipse Broadband has been recognised [..] with the Best Heavy Business Broadband and Best Sumo Business Broadband awards. We are continuously enhancing our Internet services throughout the UK and these awards are testament to the quality and range of services we provide [..] These awards are both a reflection of Kingston's outstanding customer care record and our proven commitment to providing all users with the most appropriate broadband solutions. It is fitting that they have been awarded in the same year that Kingston celebrates 100 years of telecommunications service and Eclipse celebrates 10 years of experience, innovation and quality service in the Internet industry."

Mark Lang, founder of Eclipse Internet & Director of Broadband and ISP Development,
Kingston Communications.

In addition to the above, Wanadoo picked up Best Portal, ukfast.net was given the Best Hosting Provider award, BT was named winner of The Internet Watch Foundation Award for Developments in Online Safety. The European Union was bestowed with the prize of Internet Villain whilst Stephen Timms MP, the former E-commerce Minister was named Internet Hero.

The focus is shifting from dial-up services to broadband and ISPA's decision to include a number of broadband categories is most welcome to help users differentiate between their varying requirements. [seb]

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