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ISPA announces shortlist for 14th annual awards

ISPA announces shortlist for 14th annual awardsISPA, the Internet Service Providers Association, has announced finalists for its annual awards ceremony which is now in its 14th year.

As well as picking its own nominees for categories such as Best Consumer Customer Service and Internet Safety and Security, there’s the Customer Choice Award which has been voted for by you, the public.

“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”, said ISPA Secretary General, Nicholas Lansman.

Along with this there’s a new Best New ISP category, with cable providers Hyperoptic and public Wi-Fi provider Spectrum Internet making the shortlist.

“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,” added Lansman.

The event is due to take place on the 3rd of July at the Park Lane Sheraton Hotel. The categories and finalists are as follows:

2012 ISPA Awards Finalists

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
  • KC
  • MacAce
  • Plusnet

Best Business Customer Service ISP sponsored by Geo Networks

  • Entanet International
  • Exa Networks
  • Fluidata
  • KC Business
  • Plusnet
  • Urban Wimax

Best SME Business Hosting

  • Eclipse Internet
  • Netcetera
  • Netplan Internet Solutions
  • StratoGen
  • Virtual Internet
  • Xifos

Best Large Business Hosting

  • FastNet
  • Fidonet
  • Fluidata
  • Netcetera
  • Netplan Internet Solutions
  • StratoGen

Best Internet Telephony sponsored by Magrathea

  • Adepteo
  • Gradwell
  • iNet Telecoms (Voipfone)
  • KC Business
  • Orbis Telecom
  • Telappliant

Digital Inclusion in association with RaceOnline 2012

  • Digital Activist Inclusion Network
  • LS14 Trust
  • Mecca Bingo
  • Merseytravel
  • Our Yesterday
  • UK Online Centres

Internet Safety and Security sponsored by Return Path

  • ClaranetSOHO
  • Exa Networks
  • GFI Software
  • KC
  • South West Grid for Learning
  • TalkTalk

Managed Service Innovation

  • Exa Networks
  • Fluidata
  • MacAce
  • Memset
  • Timico
  • Virtual Internet

Customer Choice

  • Be Broadband
  • MacAce
  • O2
  • Plusnet
  • Zen Internet

Best New ISP

  • Boundless Communications
  • Hyperoptic
  • Spectrum Internet
  • Wirehive


Is your ISP listed? Who do you think deserves to win Best Consumer and Customer Service? What does everyone make of TalkTalk’s nomination for Internet Safety? Let us know in the comments below; we’ll of course update will a full list of winners in a couple of months time.