Internet policy hots up over the summer

The busy summer period has seen ISPA working with members, Government and Parliament on live policy issues.

ISPA responded to the Consumer Green Paper and whilst supportive of appropriate, targeted measures we called for the unique characteristics of the telecoms sector – including infrastructure and service competition, ongoing infrastructure build and recent changes to consumer protection - to be recognised by policymakers. You can see our response here. Attention now turns to the forthcoming publication of the DCMS Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review (FTIR) and next steps on implementation of the broadband USO from Ofcom. We’ll be keep an eye on what the FTIR has to say on tackling broadband barriers and regulatory incentives. Given past form, we wouldn’t be surprised to see updates published just before the summer break.

Our response to the House of Lords Inquiry into regulation of the internet was published by the committee this week as oral evidence sessions continue.

ISPA Awards ceremony next week!

We look forward to welcoming all ISPA members, ISPA Awards finalists and friends of ISPA to the awards ceremony next Thursday at The Midland hotel in Manchester. We are pleased to announce the compere for the evening - Andrew Maxwell who you might recognise from his various TV appearances and we will also have live band Kudos to entertain us into an early hours. There are only a limited number of tickets available so if you want to join us please book them today through Eventbrite here.

Final award sponsorship opportunities available
Would you like to  promote your company during the ISPA Awards? Whether you wish to sponsor the whole event or just a single category, we are happy to make the sponsorship package fit all your needs and give you the best exposure.  Call us on 020 3397 3304 or email for more details.

A Short word from some of our sponsors

The sponsors of the Best VoIP category, Magrathea offers a wide range of services to meet the needs of your business, whether based on VoIP or traditional TDM network technology. Because of our strengths in integrating these two technologies, our use of modern equipment and our expertise, we are perfectly placed to help you drive your vision forward. We aim to help businesses and service providers around the world deliver first class solutions by providing a full range of managed voice and data services. Managed Call Termination, Voice over IP, Voice Peering, Geographic Numbering, Premium Rate Services, Secure Voice and Managed Colocation are just some of the services we offer. Whatever your requirements, talk to us about your voice and data needs and let us work together to deploy solutions that will make your business stand out! or call 0345 004 0040

As a business, Zen is different. We are independently owned, with a fierce commitment to putting people first and championing great customer service. With over 20 years’ experience, we’re the UK’s leading independent provider of complex networks, connectivity, cloud and communications solutions – meeting the needs of our 100,000+ customers and partners.

Zen is proud to be shortlisted for the Best Customer Service, Best Wholesale ISP and 20th Anniversary awards, and delighted to be a sponsor on the night that recognises those companies and individuals that are making a real difference in the sector. Good luck to all of the finalists!


Welcome to the world of MORE.

Glide started life as separate businesses delivering broadband, utilities and communications services to different markets across the UK. For decades, we’ve been known for delivering exceptional connectivity and original solutions to the best universities and biggest businesses in the country.

Glide brings together the strength and scale of a group with the spirit of a small company that’s always creating better products and services.

We’re specialists in delivering market-leading, super-fast and reliable solutions for students, residential developers and businesses, the three sectors we know inside out.

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Save the dates!

We are excited to announce dates for our events in Autumn 2018.

Our second Parliamentary Dinner is taking place on the 16th October in House of Commons on the key topic of cyber security. This event is members only and only limited spaces are available, for more information, please contact

Venue announced for ISPA Annual Conference 2018,  30th October 2018 at the offices of Bird & Bird, London and early bird tickets are  available now! If you wish to sponsor the event and help shape the agenda, please contact To book your tickets, click on the button below. Further details will be announced imminently.

ISPA Conference 2018 tickets

For the first time, ISPA will be co-hosting  the prestigious Parliament & Internet Conference in Houses of Parliament on 20th November. Kindly hosted by Nigel Huddleston MP, this one day event will see leading figures from Government, Parliament, academia and industry  discussing and debating the most pressing policy issues facing the Internet. You can get your free ticket by clicking the button below and using the password P&I2018

Tickets for P&I Conference

Clearstream Technologies and Krystal Hosting are the latest ISPA members

Clearstream has provided internet connections and Private networks since 2002. We work with BT Wholesale, Virgin Media, MDNX, Western Power, NYNet and others to build high performance and cost effective networks for our customers. We are an internet service provider and hold RIPE and Nominet accreditations, with Points of Presence in South Wales and London Tele-House North.

Since 2003, Krystal has been providing outstanding UK-based hosting offering a wide range of hosting solutions including WordPress, shared, VPS and dedicated all on our SSD-based servers. Our purpose is to provide a better way of hosting to customers that want an honest, reliable and personal experience and we back this up with a 60-day money back guarantee.

Partner Events

ISPA is partnering with Open Data Science Conference which is taking place from 19th to 22nd September in London. You can find out more here.

For all partner events please visit our website

ISPA Cyber Security Survey

ISPA is running a survey for members on cyber security and we would be grateful if you could take 10 minutes or so to fill out the survey.

The aim of the survey is to get an industry wide perspective on cyber security to demonstrate the role ISPs play in ensuring cyber security, the nature of threats and how Government and law enforcement can help industry.

Please complete the survey by 31 July.

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