Written Entries in and Finalists to be Announced in June -

Tickets now on sale for the ISPA Awards 2010

Written entries are all in for this year's ISPA Awards with the finalists to be announced in June. Tickets are also now on sale here.

The winners will be crowned on the 8th July at a black tie dinner and awards ceremony at the Grosvenor Marriott Hotel. Music and entertainment will be announced shortly.

PlusNet, Magrathea, Eclipse Internet and F-Secure are all sponsors of the 2010 ISPA Awards.

Video and photos of last year's awards ceremony can be found on the website as well as information on how to book tickets for this years event -www.ispaawards.org.uk/page/home

Two New Members Join in March

Airband Community Internet Ltd and V A C Media have both joined ISPA this month. Airband Community Internet provides Wireless Internet and hosting services - www.air-band.co.uk. V A C Media is a broadband comparison, news and reviews site - www.broadbandsuppliers.co.uk.

ISPA Secretary General, Nicholas Lansman said, "We would like to welcome our two newest Internet Services Providers to the ISPA membership look forward to representing them on current and future issues.

Members Receive Dining Rights Offer With Real Time Club

ISPA has negotiated a "dining rights" offer with the Real Time Club www.realtimeclub.org, the world's oldest IT dining club. The RTC was established in 1967 to create the basis for Internet services in the UK by promoting packet switching to the General Post Office (the government-owned predecessor of BT).

ISPA members can attend up to three RTC events paying only for the cost of dinner or lunch (and without the usual joining fee). You can view information and register for RTC events at http://www.realtimeclub.org/index.php?option=com_rtcmeetings&Itemid=8.

The next event on 12 May is a luncheon launching the Club's Mind, Brain and Computing Forum and features Prof. John Stein. For more information email Maury Shenk at maury@lily-innovation.net.

Discount for ISPA members at Forthcoming Events

ISPA members can register for free for Internet World 27-29th April at Earls Court 2, London.

To register or for more information about go to -http://www.ispa.org.uk/events/page_23.html.

ISPA In the News

ISPA was quoted in the news this month on issues including the Digital Economy Bill, broadband speeds, copyright and blocking.