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ISPA Awards 2011 finalists announced
Wednesday 11 May 2011 10:44:21 by John Hunt

The Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has announced the finalists for their annual awards which look to recognise excellence within the ISP industry. Two new categories have been added this year which include Best Over the Top TV and Best Managed Service. 46 companies have been nominated as finalists in total with 6 companies, catalyst2, C4L, Exa Networks, KC, MacAce.net, O2 UK, UKFast and Virgin Media all receiving 3 nominations each within the various categories.

Best Consumer Fixed Broadband
BE Broadband
KC Home
O2 Home
Plusnet
Virgin Media

Best Business Fixed Broadband (sponsored by BE Wholesale)
Demon
Fluidata
KC Business
NewNet Business
Timico
Urban Wimax

Best Mobile Broadband (sponsored by NewNet)
Exa Networks
O2 UK
Three UK
Timico
Vodafone

Best Consumer Customer Service ISP
ask4
BE Broadband
KC
MacAce
O2 UK
PlusNet

Best Business Customer Service ISP (sponsored by Geo)
ask4
C4L
Entanet
Exa Networks
Fluidata
MacAce

Best Shared Hosting
catalyst2
C4L
Heart Internet
Namesco
Netcetera
Nublue

Best Dedicated Hosting
catalyst2
C4L
Eclipse Internet
Namesco
NewNet
Stratogen
UKFast

Best Internet Telephony (sponsored by Magrathea)
AdEpteo
Birchills Telecom
Entanet
Gradwell
Noble Solutions
Poundbury

Access Innovation
Rutland Telecom
South West Internet CIC
UKFast
Virgin Media

Digital Inclusion (sponsored by PlusNet and in association with RaceOnline 2012
Age UK
Bristol City Council
Finerday
Go ON Adopt
South West Internet CIC
Three

Internet Safety and Security (sponsored by Virtual Internet)
Exa Networks
GFI Software with Viper security
M86
RM Education
South West Grid for Learning Trust (SWGfL)
Vispa

Managed Service
catalyst2
Eclipse Internet
MacAce
Memset
UKFast
Urban Wimax

Best Over the Top TV
IP Vision (UK) Ltd / FetchTV
LoveFilm
Tvinci
Virgin Media

 

The winners will be chosen by ISPA's panel of judges and will be announced on July 7th at the ISPA Awards event. Tickets are available from the ISPA Awards website.

Comments

Posted by TheGuv over 6 years ago
Most Standout "non nomination" - BT Vision in the TV category.

I'm quite surprised about that. The service has come on leaps and bounds since the launch.
Posted by krazykizza over 6 years ago
Best Business support from Entanet? Don't think so on that one! They do their best within BT limitations, but are happy following guidelines and not going the extra mile.
Posted by billyliar over 6 years ago
@TheGuv Is BT Vision considered to be 'over the top' though?

I've found the service to be much worse than it was 12 months ago. The box seems to crash a lot and others have improved their services in the meantime.
Posted by TheGuv over 6 years ago
Hey Billy - Good point but when VM are in the list of finalists you have to wonder what the criteria was for that category.

Sorry to hear you're box has been trouble. I'd be very annoyed if that was the case. I have been very lucky - my Silver Vision box was good and the Black one is reliable.

Might be worth getting on the Vision community forums and asking for help or a customer rep to deal with a complaint?
Posted by techguy over 6 years ago
No Zen this year?

Find it difficult to believe they aren't worthy of a nomination.
Posted by CommanderZendo over 6 years ago
Re-techguy. Just to clarify, Zen chose not to enter the ISPA awards this year as we tend to focus on awards that are voted for by consumers such as PC Pro and Which. Zen continue to support ISPA as a member which we have done for many years and as an ISPA council rep myself, a role which I thoroughly enjoy doing will con. We can't win every award and it's only fair others get a chance :-) I would also like to wish all the finalists in each category the very best of luck.
Posted by CommanderZendo over 6 years ago
(Apologies, previous post entered before completion)
Re-techguy. Zen chose not to enter the ISPA awards this year as we tend to focus on awards that are voted for by consumers such as PC Pro and Which. Zen continue to support ISPA as a member and which we have done for many years and as an ISPA council rep myself, (a role which I thoroughly enjoy) I will continue to represent Zen and the wider industry through ISPA. We can't win every award and it's only fair others get a chance :-) I would also like to wish all the finalists in each category the very best of luck.
Posted by otester over 6 years ago
@techguy

They seem to focus on the mainstream (big) providers, look to ispreviews top50 list if you want a more accurate judgement.
Posted by julika over 6 years ago
No IDNet either?
Posted by phil_w_lee over 6 years ago
With Zen not entered, hasn't that made this a "best of the rest" competition?
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