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ISPA Awards 2010: Finalists Announced
Thursday 20 May 2010 09:36:26 by Sebastien Lahtinen

The Internet Services Providers' Association (ISPA UK) has announced the finalists in the twelve categories that make up the ISPA Awards. The winners will be announced at a black tie dinner at the Grosvenor Marriott Hotel on 8th July 2010.

In the majority of categories, including broadband, finalists are chosen based on three months of testing by Epitiro. The winners for the main categories will be selected by a panel chaired by our very own Andrew Ferguson. The Digital Inclusion category is judged separately by Race Online 2012.

More information on the awards event can be found at

Best Consumer Fixed Broadband
Be Broadband
Karoo (Kingston Communications)
NewNet plc
Virgin Media

Best Business Fixed Broadband
Entanet International Ltd
Fluidata Ltd
NewNet plc
Urban Wimax Ltd

Best Mobile Broadband
Orange UK

Best Consumer Customer Service ISP
Be Broadband
Karoo Broadband
Virgin Media

Best Business Customer Service ISP
Eclipse Internet
Exa Networks

Best Shared Hosting
Namesco Limited
NewNet plc

Best Dedicated Hosting
Exa Networks
Fluidata Ltd
Namesco Limited
NewNet plc
Tagadab Ltd

Best Internet Telephony
Entanet International Ltd
iNet Telecoms Ltd (Voipfone)
Noble Solutions

Access Innovation
Cybermoor Ltd
South West Internet CIC

Digital Inclusion
Bolton Literacy Trust
Kingston Communications (KC)
NHS Choices
South West Internet CIC
Westminster City Council

Internet Safety
BT Total Broadband
Childnet International
Orange UK

Corporate Social Responsibility
Kingston Communications
Orange UK


Posted by sleeves over 7 years ago
What a load of Bollocks. Someone getting a back hander here me thinks
Posted by Assegai over 7 years ago
Posted by LouiseB over 7 years ago
Ironic KC/Karoo are in there when locally we have no choice of ISP. We have noone to compare them too!
Posted by chefbyte over 7 years ago
Where is AOL/TalkTalk/Carphone Warehouse then? LOL
Posted by russianmonkey over 7 years ago
RE chefbyte

I can't see the villians category! :P
Posted by gromit69 over 7 years ago
I've always found the nominees list of the ISPA awards a little suspect.
No offence to New Net, but they're not exactly setting the world alight...
Posted by gobbybobby over 7 years ago
I find this useless the Only ISPs that will serve my house are BT or ''The Post office'' Live in a valley, so no mobile signel.
Posted by seb (Favicon staff member) over 7 years ago
@gobbybobby - Lots of ISPs resell BT Wholesale services and can add value. The service isn't the same as BT Retail.. You do have choice..
Posted by boggits over 7 years ago
Shortlisting for the Award is based on technical performance, winner is based on the companies entry form by the judging panel ( ) you might recognise the chair...
Posted by AndrueC over 7 years ago
Karoo is up for best consumer broadband? LOL.

Against Be and O2? ROFL
Posted by chrysalis over 7 years ago
isnt this shortlist the same every year?
Posted by Jimkirk363 over 7 years ago
Boggits yeah i recognise the chair, i was gonna get the same one from Staples.

Anyways i cant understand how Virgin made in it there for customer service LOL!
Posted by otester over 7 years ago
In addition to what others have said, the mobile broadband category is wrong as well, O2 and Orange do not beat Vodafone.

O2 caps mobile speed (dongle is ~5 times faster).

Orange is well....Orange.
Posted by RustyNail2000 over 7 years ago
Seriously ... Zen not appearing on any of the lists for customer service???
Posted by robmar0se over 7 years ago
Really surprised that Vispa is still mentioned, and for security at that - they have been blacklisted so many times in the last 12 months that this nomination belies belief - further their spam filter really doesn't add any real value as the number of false positives and vice versa ensures that it has to be ignored.
Posted by JDPower over 7 years ago
These awards are always a joke so wouldn't pay much attention to the choices
Posted by robmar0se over 7 years ago
Re my post above, noticed that once again Vispa's mail servers are blacklisted again today - JDPower, I fully endorse yr post.
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