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ISPA Awards 2010: Finalists Announced

The Internet Services Providers' Association (ISPA UK) has announced the finalists in the twelve categories that make up the ISPA Awards. The winners will be announced at a black tie dinner at the Grosvenor Marriott Hotel on 8th July 2010.

In the majority of categories, including broadband, finalists are chosen based on three months of testing by Epitiro. The winners for the main categories will be selected by a panel chaired by our very own Andrew Ferguson. The Digital Inclusion category is judged separately by Race Online 2012.

More information on the awards event can be found at www.ispaawards.org.uk.

Best Consumer Fixed Broadband
Be Broadband
Karoo (Kingston Communications)
NewNet plc
O2
Virgin Media

Best Business Fixed Broadband
Claranet
Entanet International Ltd
Fluidata Ltd
NewNet plc
Timico
Urban Wimax Ltd

Best Mobile Broadband
FREEDOM4 WiFi
O2
Orange UK
Vodafone

Best Consumer Customer Service ISP
Be Broadband
Karoo Broadband
O2
Orange
Plusnet
Virgin Media

Best Business Customer Service ISP
C4L
Claranet
Eclipse Internet
Entanet
Exa Networks

Best Shared Hosting
123-reg
Namesco Limited
Netcetera
NewNet plc
Webfusion

Best Dedicated Hosting
Exa Networks
Fluidata Ltd
Namesco Limited
NewNet plc
Tagadab Ltd

Best Internet Telephony
Entanet International Ltd
Gradwell
iNet Telecoms Ltd (Voipfone)
Noble Solutions
Timico

Access Innovation
Aql
Cybermoor Ltd
South West Internet CIC
Truphone
Vodafone

Digital Inclusion
Bolton Literacy Trust
Kingston Communications (KC)
NHS Choices
South West Internet CIC
Westminster City Council

Internet Safety
BT Total Broadband
Childnet International
Nominet
Orange UK
Vispa

Corporate Social Responsibility
Kingston Communications
Orange UK
UKFast
Webfusion

Comments

What a load of Bollocks. Someone getting a back hander here me thinks

  • sleeves
  • over 7 years ago

Agreed

  • Assegai
  • over 7 years ago

Ironic KC/Karoo are in there when locally we have no choice of ISP. We have noone to compare them too!

  • LouiseB
  • over 7 years ago

Where is AOL/TalkTalk/Carphone Warehouse then? LOL

  • chefbyte
  • over 7 years ago

RE chefbyte

I can't see the villians category! :P

  • russianmonkey
  • over 7 years ago

I've always found the nominees list of the ISPA awards a little suspect.
No offence to New Net, but they're not exactly setting the world alight...

  • gromit69
  • over 7 years ago

I find this useless the Only ISPs that will serve my house are BT or ''The Post office'' Live in a valley, so no mobile signel.

  • gobbybobby
  • over 7 years ago

@gobbybobby - Lots of ISPs resell BT Wholesale services and can add value. The service isn't the same as BT Retail.. You do have choice..

  • seb
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • over 7 years ago

Shortlisting for the Award is based on technical performance, winner is based on the companies entry form by the judging panel (http://www.ispaawards.org.uk/page/judges ) you might recognise the chair...

  • boggits
  • over 7 years ago

Karoo is up for best consumer broadband? LOL.

Against Be and O2? ROFL

  • AndrueC
  • over 7 years ago

isnt this shortlist the same every year?

  • chrysalis
  • over 7 years ago

Boggits yeah i recognise the chair, i was gonna get the same one from Staples.

Anyways i cant understand how Virgin made in it there for customer service LOL!

  • Jimkirk363
  • over 7 years ago

In addition to what others have said, the mobile broadband category is wrong as well, O2 and Orange do not beat Vodafone.

O2 caps mobile speed (dongle is ~5 times faster).

Orange is well....Orange.

  • otester
  • over 7 years ago

Seriously ... Zen not appearing on any of the lists for customer service???

  • RustyNail2000
  • over 7 years ago

Really surprised that Vispa is still mentioned, and for security at that - they have been blacklisted so many times in the last 12 months that this nomination belies belief - further their spam filter really doesn't add any real value as the number of false positives and vice versa ensures that it has to be ignored.

  • robmar0se
  • over 7 years ago

These awards are always a joke so wouldn't pay much attention to the choices

  • JDPower
  • over 7 years ago

Re my post above, noticed that once again Vispa's mail servers are blacklisted again today - JDPower, I fully endorse yr post.

  • robmar0se
  • over 7 years ago

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