ISPA Awards deadline and ceremony date announced

The deadline for the 2014 ISPA Awards has passed and entrants now have until 28th March to complete the written entry forms, whilst broadband and hosting entrants will undergo 10 weeks of technical testing via our testing partner Thinkbroadband. Malden Electronics will be testing the Best VoIP award.We can also confirm the ceremony will be in the Park Lane Hotel in London on 10th July 2014, and we look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.There are still opportunities to sponsor the awards with re-designed sponsor packages and the ISPAs are a great way to meet senior figures from across the British internet industry.The Best VoIP Award is sponsored by Magrathea and the Internet Hero and Internet Villain Awards are sponsored by fulfilment specialists NetLynk Direct.

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ISPA Supports Safer Internet Day

The 2014 Safer Internet Day is on 11th February and ISPA members will be active in a number of areas, including taking part in a live event on BBC Radio 1. The theme for this year’s SID is “Let’s create a better internet together” and we urge you all to have a look on the below link to see what Safer Internet Day events are happening in your area.



ISPA assists ISPs with Connection Vouchers scheme

ISPA helped co-ordinate an event with Leeds and Bradford City Councils this month for ISPs looking to register for the Leeds-Bradford and York ‘Connection Voucher’ schemes.This government scheme is designed to help SMEs pay for the costs of installing superfast internet as part of the Super-connected Cities project.A number of ISPs attended, and we’d like to thank Kate Rennicks from Metronet UK for representing ISPA and Chairing the Q&A from potential suppliers and council officers.


ICANN Issues Advice on Name Collision Identification and Mitigation

ICANN, the international body responsible for oversight of the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS), has issued advice to on identifying and managing “domain name collisions”.With up to 1,300 new generic Top Level Domains (TLDs) being introduced over the next year, the report addresses some concerns that a number of applied-for new TLDs may be identical to names used in private name spaces.The report, along with additional useful information and resources, can be found at:


ISPA in the News

The ISPA Awards, online safety and broadband all helped drive media traffic in the first month of 2014. We received coverage in BBC News, TechWeek Europe and Thinkbroadband.



ISPA members get free and discounted places at a variety of external conferences and events.Please click here to see the calendar of events.