Leading providers celebrate at the 2016 ISPA Awards
The 18th Annual UK Internet Industry Awards, the ISPAs, took place at a gala ceremony in the City of London in July. There were 17 different winners, with Hyperoptic, Relish, Venus and Wessex Internet coming away with the broadband awards in front of 300 industry peers from 65 different organisations. Apple was named Internet Hero for defending the principle of encryption and Mossack Fonseca (Panama) won the Internet Villain Award for demonstrating poor cyber-security. To see a full list of winners, click here and some photos from the night are here. The night saw entertainment from comic Andrew Ryan and Ruby and the Rhythms as well as keynotes from Openreach CEO Clive Selley who discussed the future of broadband and Joanna Cherry QC MP, who outlined her work scrutinising the Investigatory Powers Bill. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees and many thanks to the sponsors and judges for making the ISPAs possible. We’ll be launching the 2017 ISPAs at the end of the year.