Today’s major Ofcom study on the UK’s communications networks shows the number of people unable to get a decent broadband has gone down in the UK. Read our plans to do more for rural areas: https://t.co/zaDnEI0d0T

December Newsletter

ISPA discusses evolving online regulatory space

ISPA’s liability subgroup convened in November is discuss various issues in the evolving online regulatory space, including: the progress of the Online Safety White Paper and the Age Verification legislation,  proposals for a new ‘administrative site blocking’ process and developments related to the control of DNS at ISP-level. ISPA will continue to engage with key stakeholders over the coming months to ensure that our members’ voices are heard.

Members are kept informed of updates and insights via our liability mailing list; if you are a member and you wish to join the mailing list, please do get in touch via admin@ispa.org.uk.

ISPA prepares responses for DCMS Consultations

The Broadband Subgroup met to discuss the latest consultations published by DCMS and Ofcom, highlighting the various issues of members to be included in the ISPA responses. This meeting was followed by two roundtables in DCMS attended by Secretariat to discuss the consultations on Wayleave Agreements and New Build Connectivity further with a range of stakeholders, and Government. The responses are being drafted and will be published on the ISPA website following the deadline later this month.

The 13th Parliament & Internet Conference took place on the 20th November, hosted by Nigel Huddleston MP. The panel discussions on content regulation, cyber security and AI prompted fruitful debate.

We were delighted to welcome the Digital Secretary, Rt Hon Jeremy Wright QC MP, as keynote speaker. During his speech, the Secretary of State announced the Board of the new Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation. He also discussed the Government’s ambition to ensure there is appropriate regulation in the tech sector, whilst encouraging innovation and investment in the UK.  His speech was published in full on the DCMS website and can be found here.

Shadow Digital Minister, Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP, launched Labour’s consultation on digital skills, highlighting the importance of promoting digital literacy and ensuring we have a technical education system in the UK that works for the digital economy.

 

ISPA Rolls Out Partnership Programme for 2019

ISPA has worked up its  2019 events calendar and also  reviewed and highly improved its annual partnership programme. We are delighted to share them with you below.

If you would like to learn more about the programme and are looking into ways on how to raise your profile among ISPs and demonstrate your expertise, please get in touch with audrey@ispa.org.uk

ISPA Annual Partnership Programme 2019

ISPA Events Calendar 2019

ISPA meets Korean Copyright Protection Agency

On the 21st November ISPA met with KCOPA, the Korean Copyright Protection Agency, to discuss copyright protection issues, self-regulation and related policy trends in the UK. The KCOPA team said that they found the meeting to be informative and productive.

ISPA Awards Launching on 10th December

ISPA Awards are returning to London for their 21st year! The awards will take place on 11th July 2019 in the beautiful art deco surroundings of Sheraton Grand Park Lane and the entries will open on 10th December.

If you would like to associate your company with any of our 13 awards categories or sponsor our welcoming drinks reception, please contact us on awards@ispa.org.uk or call 020 3397 3304 now.

The benefits include your company's logo on press releases, company's profile on the website, mailouts, stand at the awards ceremony, social media plugs, presenting the award winners and many more...

 

Full Fibre Networks joins ISPA

Full Fibre builds fibre only, broadband and dark fibre networks available to the wholesale market and Local Authorities.

Partner Events

Our sister organisation the Internet Telephony Services Providers' Association is hosting their annual Christmas lunch this Thursday, 6th December at the newly opened hotel Indigo on Leicester square. With the unrivalled views from their 9th floor restaurant, you will be able to enjoy a three course festive meal in informal settings and meet movers and shakers from the VoIP industry and regulators. Last few tickets remaining, so please book them today if you want to attend. ISPA members can claim ITSPA members rate tickets here.

ISPA offers up to £250 discount on the tickets for the 5th Annual Data Quality and Consistency in Financial Institutions Conference. Click here to find out more.

We're also partnering with SmartHomeExpo, the UK's ultimate event for the smart technologies revolutionising the way we live, on the 26 & 27 of March 2019 at the NEC Birmingham - get your free tickets here.

For all partner events and discount codes please click here.

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