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ISPA announce finalists for their 14th annual award ceremony
Friday 18 May 2012 07:28:49 by John Hunt

ISPA have today announced the finalists for its annual awards with a new category this time around voted for by ISP customers. The Customer Choice Award was voted for by customers of ISPs, with thousands of votes being received. A second new category is the Best New ISP, with some familiar names in this. A few winners from last year are back to defend their titles, with BE Broadband looking to hold their title as Best Consumer Broadband ISP, and Fluidata as Best Fixed Broadband ISP. The full finalists are listed below.

Best Consumer Fixed Broadband
BE Broadband
Hyperoptic Home
KC Home
Plusnet Consumer
Virgin Media 100 Mbps

Best Business Fixed Broadband (sponsored by O2 Wholesale)
Fastnet Business Resilient
FidoNet Biz Max
Fluidata Burst
Plusnet Business
Spectrum Business
Urban WiMAX

Best Consumer Customer Service ISP (sponsored by CISAS)
BE Broadband
catalyst2 services

Best Business Customer Service ISP (sponsored by Geo Networks)
Entanet International
Exa Networks
KC Business
Urban Wimax

Best SME Business Hosting
Eclipse Internet
Netplan Internet Solutions
Virtual Internet

Best Large Business Hosting
Netplan Internet Solutions

Best Internet Telephony (sponsored by Magrathea)
iNet Telecoms
KC Business
Orbis Telecom

Digital Inclusion (in association with RaceOnline 2012)
Digital Activist Inclusion Network
LS14 Trust
Mecca Bingo
Our Yesterday
UK Online Centres

Internet Safety and Security sponsored by Return Path
Exa Networks
GFI Software
South West Grid for Learning

Managed Service Innovation
Exa Networks
Virtual Internet

Customer Choice
BE Broadband
Zen Internet

Best New ISP
Boundless Communications
Spectrum Internet

An independent panel of judges, headed up by thinkbroadband's Andrew Ferguson, will decide the winners which are to be announced on the 3rd of July at the Park Lane Sheraton Hotel, tickets available.

"Congratulations to all the finalists of the 14th annual awards and the best of luck for the night. Nomination is the culmination of either rigorous technical testing, written entry forms analysed by experts judges or votes from customers.

This year's new categories once again demonstrate the innovation of our industry and with thousands of votes cast by members of public adds a new dimension to the event."

ISPA Secretary General, Nicholas Lansman.


Posted by creakycopperline over 5 years ago
No talk talk, doesn't suprise me they would only get voted to be shut down.
Posted by GMAN99 over 5 years ago
Good luck BE ;)
Posted by creakycopperline over 5 years ago
Good job i didn't have any coffee, i would have spat it all over my monitor when i read that
Posted by GMAN99 over 5 years ago
It was tongue in cheek really, I like BE but they will need a lot of luck with their recent well publicised issues
Posted by GMAN99 over 5 years ago
It was tongue in cheek really, I like BE but they will need a lot of luck with their recent well publicised issues
Posted by infunity over 5 years ago
If BE wins this time then it's obviously rigged.

Been with them for over 5 years and they were great up until Feb 2012.
Posted by tommy45 over 5 years ago
They won last year, but didn't deserve it them, no doubt will win again this year too, but not on merit, How van something be fair when one of the isp's or it's owner is a sponsor ?ISPA's mean very little in the real world
Posted by pavvyben over 5 years ago
How on earth did Virgin Media win an award? If that was an award for being god-awful and utterly useless, then maybe they would win, but best consumer broadband? Whatever people are smoking, I want some.
Posted by otester over 5 years ago

The only list you should bother with.
Posted by m0aur over 5 years ago
I agree and find the whole site more believable than most.
Posted by adriandaz over 5 years ago
Nice to KC in the nominations.
Posted by ggremlin over 5 years ago
@post1, creakycopperline,
talk talk are there, for:
Internet Safety and Security.
but no BT anywhere...
Posted by Dave_m29 over 5 years ago
Shame about the local congestion issues in certain areas with Virgin Media. I can't even get 3MBPS on my "up to" 60MBPS connection at peak times - more like "up to" 60% packet loss. 100Meg wouldn't be an option for me even though they claim to be able to deliver it in my area.
Posted by creakycopperline over 5 years ago
ggremlin, Secure because your connection is always down.
Posted by snadge over 5 years ago
no sky..? why am I not surprised, having gone 6 weeks now with my broadband problem still not resolved, running 8Mbps slower than previously...
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