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ISPA Awards 2010: Winners

ISPA last night announced for the 12th year, the winners of their annual ISPA Awards at an event in London. This year both the Internet Hero and Internet Villain awards were presented to opposite camps of the Digital Economy Act with the Villain being awarded for Lord Mandelson for his work pushing the act through parliament without extensive scrutiny, and the Internet Hero being given to Tom Watson MP for leading the opposition to the Act.

BE won the highly contested Best Consumer Fixed Broadband award which was previously won by its parent company O2, whilst Claranet and FREEDOM4 WiFi walked away with Best Business Fixed Broadband and Best Mobile Broadband respectively for the second year running.

The full winners list with the reasoning from ISPA is as follows:

Award Winner
Best Shared Hosting Namesco
Best Dedicated Hosting NewNet
Best Internet Telephony Gradwell
Best Mobile Broadband FREEDOM4 Wifi
Best Business Customer Service Claranet
Best Consumer Customer Service PlusNet
Access Innovation Award Cybermoor
Internet Safety Award Childnet
Digital Inclusion Award Bolton Literacy Trust
Corporate Social Responsibility Orange
Best Business Fixed Broadband Claranet
Best Consumer Fixed Broadband BE Broadband
Internet Villain Lord Mandelson
Internet Hero Tom Watson MP

Full details of all finalists are available here.


Nice to see the winners, especially Tom Watson who put up a brave fight on behalf of the people.

Great to see the dark lord Mandelson get his due reward. He will go down in history as the man who set digitalbritain back for decades.

  • cyberdoyle
  • over 10 years ago

Was he there in person or otherwise?

  • Somerset
  • over 10 years ago

I dont think he is allowed to slither out of the den past a certain time somerset.

  • over 10 years ago

As usual a list of the best of the worst.

Ispreview Top50 is the best!

  • otester
  • over 10 years ago

quote "Ispreview Top50 is the best!"

In part id have to agree, certainly ISPs near the bottom of the top 50 on ISPreview, like Plusnet at 41 and Orange at 50 (as i type this) shouldnt be winning any awards.

  • over 10 years ago

Be is the worst is it? Personally I think it is about time they won an award usually they just win my very discerning custom, but you can't really put that on the mantelpiece

  • kamelion
  • over 10 years ago

^^^ hence me saying "In part....."

  • over 10 years ago

@Somerset - Neither Tom Watson nor Lord Mandelson was there.. Tom had a constituency engagement (I guess that's why he's a good MP)

  • seb
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • over 10 years ago

whoever gives out these awards are a joke and cannot be taken seriously

  • over 10 years ago

Entanet is no longer award winning! mwahahah!

  • krazykizza
  • over 10 years ago

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