2021: A busy policy year ahead

ISPA is expecting a busy policy agenda in 2021. The much anticipated Government response to the Online Harms white paper that came out before Christmas will be followed by a Bill and pre-legislative scrutiny. ISPA will be working closely with DCMS and members throughout the year. Meanwhile, in anticipation of heightened focus on online safety in 2021, ISPA are close to finalising a date for a member roundtable with the IWF.

Telecoms Security Bill begins its journey through Parliament

Following the introduction of the Telecoms Security Bill at the end of November, ISPA is now engaging closely with the Public Bill Committee that starts its scrutiny of the Bill this week. We were grateful for member feedback and incorporated these points whilst continuing to liaise with members. We look forward to covering the first Committee session in early January.

Parliament criticises Government delays on gigabit broadband deployment

In the context of the Spending Review and the Government's decision to revise its broadband targets, ISPA submitted supplementary evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee and raised concerns with a wider set of Parliamentarians. We also continued to work on wayleave reform and open communications, assisted the Government with preparations for the Covid-vaccine rollout, and liaised on Brexit preparations.


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Community Fibre TV is announced... And is now live!

It’s been an exciting end to 2020 and an equally exciting start to 2021. Community Fibre and Netgem announced in December to the market the upcoming launch of “Community Fibre TV” the Pay TV lite, branded TV service powered by Netgem TV.

The ISPA winner for “Best consumer ISP 2020” and London’s fastest 100% full-fibre broadband provider has chosen Netgem as its entertainment partner to bring to life the power of their full-fibre broadband through Netgem TV 4K and multistream service.

Community Fibre TV follows the tracks of fast-growing Origin TV service (powered by Netgem TV) mid-2020, validating Netgem’s branded product and commercial framework for fast-growing ISPs.

And only a few weeks later.. It’s now live with a fantastic “year free Amazon Prime” offer. You can check out the full proposition here, and to know how you can use TV to boost your Fibre sales, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Netgem here.

Openreach presents: The UK Digital Upgrade

On the 26th January 2021, Openreach will be hosting a live event in which attendees can get the facts and find out how to prepare for the biggest Digital Upgrade the UK has ever seen.

Openreach will be joined by a range of key industry figures to discuss the progress and future plans of their Full Fibre build. They will also be sharing how their network’s digital upgrade will revolutionise the sector – and the UK. If you’re interested in being a part of this conversation, visit the RSVP link and sign up for Openreach virtual, live event.

What the day will look like:

Opening introduction, from Clive Selley (Openreach CEO)
Session 1 – The future of Full Fibre
Find out more about Full Fibre technology and what benefits it will bring to the UK.
Session 2 – The digital upgrade: All-IP
Akin to the digital TV switchover, hear about how we’re upgrading our analogue network by 2025 and what advantages this will bring to the sector.
Session 3 – How to prepare for the switch off of legacy products
It all started with a simple piece of copper wire. We’ve been using it to connect to each other for over a century. However, times have changed. Hear how this will be phased out and what the switching off of our legacy products will mean for Communications Providers, Government, councils / local authorities, manufacturers and more, and how to get prepared.
Industry breakouts/Q&A
Ask our expert panel your key questions and hear how different sectors are preparing for these changes.

Register for this event here

ISPA in the Press

At the end of last year, ISPA commented on Online Harms and DCMS Committee’s publication of its report ‘Broadband and the road to 5G’. You can find our comments in these publications ISPreview, Gazette & Herald, Advanced Television and ISPReview.

Partner Events

ISPA offers its members a variety of discounts for events that we partner with.

AI & ASI Expo London 2020: Plan Artificial Intelligence & Artificial Superintelligence Roadmaps for Economic Sectors’ Success  - 10th March 2021
White Label World Expo - 9th - 10th June 2021

For more information and discounts please visit our website. If you would like to advertise your events here and on our website, please contact