Rumbles in the Jungle over Industry Awards
The Register ran a news item last week about some discontent amongst ISPs with regards to nominees for this years ISPA awards. ISPs always hotly contest "best" ISP awards, so some sour grapes is to be expected, since even a nomination can be a PR coup.
What appears different this year, is that a lot of the moans are not about which ISPs got nominated, but more the methods used to short-list the ISPs. To be shortlisted meant that the ISPs performance was monitored over a four to six week period, which is good as it should avoid any favoritism. The problem is it is possible for an ISP to perform well for a few weeks and then be poor for the rest of the year.