ISPA (the Internet Services Providers Association), the UK's Trade Association for providers of Internet services, has seen its membership grow by six new members in the past month. The new members are Avonline, Briskona, Central Technology, Quickline Communications, Memset and Smoothwall. ISPA's membership has now grown to more than 200 members including virtual ISPs.

ISPA represents its members in work with Government, parliament and regulators and strives to ensure that any regulatory changes by Government are made for the good of ISPA members. ISPA also provides expert advice when called upon and in the recent past has given evidence to parliamentary committees on defamation, privacy and online child safety.

ISPA Secretary General, Nicholas Lansman, "Potentially onerous new regulations placed upon service providers, the upcoming Communications Bill Green Paper, free CISAS membership, ISPA events and the chance to shape policy, are just some of the reasons members have recently joined ISPA. ISPA members agree to abide by the ISPA Code of Practice and the ISPA logo is recognised as a kite mark of responsible Internet business."

Long-standing member Zen Internet commented, "ISPA has long since played a very important role in making sure its medium to smaller sized members like Zen are suitably represented on regulatory and legislative issues that could seriously impact our business and customers."

New member Avonline said, "As the largest provider of Tooway's next generation satellite broadband service in the UK, Avonline was keen to join ISPA. Membership of ISPA represents a strong reinforcement of the credentials of satellite broadband in the eyes of our rapidly growing UK customer base."

New member Smoothall said, “As the UK’s leading developer of web filtering technologies we are aware of the increasing pressures placed on all types of ISPs by social activists, politicians and legislators.  Our aim in joining the ISPA is to help the members to understand the techniques and filtering tools that are available to them if they wish to implement filtered services for their customers.”

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Notes to the editor:

The Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA UK) is the UK’s Trade Association for providers of Internet services.

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. For a list of members or other information about ISPA, please consult the website:

The views expressed in this release are those of the Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA) and do not necessarily reflect the corporate policies of the individual companies that are members of the Association or other organisations that may be mentioned in the release. For further editorial information please contact the ISPA Press Office (020 3397 3308).