The Internet Services Providers' Association (ISPA UK) is the UK's Trade Association for providers of Internet services.
Mission statement: ISPA brings together the UK internet industry to provide essential support through innovation, knowledge and experience in order to benefit the UK economy and society.
Promoting collaboration and constructive dialogue between its members and the wider internet community, ISPA is an all-important driving force for the industry and relevant stakeholders.
As a trade association, membership is voluntary but the companies who choose to become members of ISPA agree to abide by the ISPA UK Code. ISPA members' allegiance to the Code means that consumers can view the ISPA UK logo as a mark of commitment to good business practice.
ISPA's main activity is in making representations on behalf of the industry to Government bodies, such as the Home Office, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and Ofcom. Government and political representatives often approach ISPA for its knowledge and expertise.
Over 200 companies in the UK benefit from membership of ISPA.
Policies are agreed by the ISPA Council, a body of up to ten people selected from and representing the various interests of the membership. The Council is served by a secretariat.
ISPA UK was instrumental in establishing EuroISPA, a European federation of Internet Services Providers' Associations. EuroISPA voices ISPs concerns to politicians and officials at European Union level and influences EU Internet policies.
You can find more about ISPA's industry role here.