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ISPA 2016 Award winners announced: Apple take Internet Hero
Thursday 07 July 2016 23:15:57 by John Hunt

The 2016 ISPA awards took place tonight and we can now unveil the winners! The ISPAs awards dinner was held at The Brewery London, close to TechHub in Shoreditch. The event saw a keynote speech from Clive Shelley, CEO of Openreach, who stated that LR-VDSL can deliver 10Mbps out to 3.5KM from the cabinet, confirming that it will be an ideal technology to help meet the 10Mbps USO.

The ISPA awards are decided through several months of technical testing in a number of categories and a judging panel selecting the eventual category winners from short lists. A range of categories allow ISPs to battle it out, and these include hosting, VoIP, broadband, security and a new marketing category, amongst others.

The Internet Hero and Villain awards followed a cyber security theme this time with Apple taking the Internet Hero award for its fundamental principle of encryption and protecting customer security. Mossack Fonseca, Panama (the company whose data was leaked in the 'Panama Papers') won the Internet Villain award after showing poor cyber security for their data breaches.

Of note this year, Hyperoptic won the Best Superfast Broadband category for the 4th year running, and Relish won the Best Consumer Broadband. Venus was awarded the Best Business ISP and wireless ISP Wessex Internet walked away with the Best Wireless Award.

Internet Hero


Internet Villain

Mossack Fonesca, Panama

Best Superfast Broadband


Best Consumer Broadband


Best Business Broadband


Best Wireless

Wessex Internet

Best Shared Hosting

Heart Internet

Best Dedicated Hosting


Best Cloud Product

Storm Internet

Best VoIP


Best Consumer Customer Service


Best Business Customer Service


Best Marketing Campaign

Vodafone: Terry the Turkey

Best CPE Hardware

Fritz!Box 7490 Router

Safety Award

UK Safer Internet Centre

Security Award


Best Tech Law Firm

Kemp Little



Posted by WWWombat 4 months ago
Glad to see Andrew didn't have to write this Story; shame he didn't win the Hero award. I hope a little quaffing was a suitable consolation.
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