ISPA last night announced for the 12th year, the winners of their annual ISPA Awards at an event in London. This year both the Internet Hero and Internet Villain awards were presented to opposite camps of the Digital Economy Act with the Villain being awarded for Lord Mandelson for his work pushing the act through parliament without extensive scrutiny, and the Internet Hero being given to Tom Watson MP for leading the opposition to the Act.
BE won the highly contested Best Consumer Fixed Broadband award which was previously won by its parent company O2, whilst Claranet and FREEDOM4 WiFi walked away with Best Business Fixed Broadband and Best Mobile Broadband respectively for the second year running.
The full winners list with the reasoning from ISPA is as follows:
|Best Shared Hosting||Namesco|
|Best Dedicated Hosting||NewNet|
|Best Internet Telephony||Gradwell|
|Best Mobile Broadband||FREEDOM4 Wifi|
|Best Business Customer Service||Claranet|
|Best Consumer Customer Service||PlusNet|
|Access Innovation Award||Cybermoor|
|Internet Safety Award||Childnet|
|Digital Inclusion Award||Bolton Literacy Trust|
|Corporate Social Responsibility||Orange|
|Best Business Fixed Broadband||Claranet|
|Best Consumer Fixed Broadband||BE Broadband|
|Internet Villain||Lord Mandelson|
|Internet Hero||Tom Watson MP|
Full details of all finalists are available here.