ISPA Awards - Who should be crowned Internet Hero and Villain?

ISPA is on the hunt for the 2015 Internet Hero and Internet Villain, to be revealed at the ISPA Awards ceremony next month. ISPA members and members of the public are encouraged to tweet their suggestions  to @ISPAUK using the #InternetHero and #InternetVillain hashtags. The 2014 Internet Hero award went to The Guardian, for their coverage of the Snowden revelations, with GCHQ named Internet Villain. More widely, the ISPA Awards has over forty organisations nominated for awards and we look forward to finding out the winners at the ceremony on Thursday 2nd July. The full shortlist is here and full information about the 2015 ISPAs is here. Halon are sponsoring the Best Business Customer Service Award, Magrathea Telecom are sponsoring Best VoIP and Tagadab are sponsoring the Best Use of Digital category.


ISPA Awards tickets on sale

With the ISPA Awards just over one month away, tickets can be booked here. Tickets include a three course gala dinner, entertainment and a champagne reception. Mikko Hyppönen from F-Secure will give the keynote presentation. After last year’s sell out event, the 2015 ISPAs is taking place at the Brewery in the City of London on Thursday 2 July.


Raise your profile by sponsoring the premier internet industry event, the ISPA Awards

A final few sponsorship opportunities are still available, please get in touch if you would like to raise your profile among 300+ key internet industry stakeholders. Benefits include branding and advertising at the event, tickets to the ceremony and more. To learn more, click here or email


ISPA responds to the Investigatory Powers Bill

The Government introduced a new Bill called the Investigatory Powers Bill to modernise communications data and surveillance legislation. In response, ISPA issued a statement welcoming plans to modernising the law, but called for enough time to also allow Parliament, industry and other stakeholders to have a full, open and comprehensive debate. Our press release in full is here.


ISPA to hold members' workshop on the Digital Single Market

ISPA and law firm Kemp Little are holding a workshop for ISPA members on the European Commission's plan for a Digital Single Market. The  Digital Single Market could transform the way telecommunications and content providers  are regulated. The event will look at how the proposals could impact the UK Internet industry more widely. Experts from Kemp Little will give their analysis of the Digital Single Market and two panels will examine  major parts affecting the sector. The full agenda can be seen here.

The workshop takes place from 15:00 to 18:00 on Tuesday 7th July and concludes with a drinks reception. The address is  Kemp Little LLP, 4th Floor, Cheapside House, 138 Cheapside, London, EC2V 6BJ To RSVP,  please email


Astro Comms join ISPA

ISPA would like to welcome Dartford based business ISP Astro Comms who joined the association this month.


ISPA in the news

The ISPA Awards, broadband, the new Government and the Queen's Speech saw ISPA in the press this month, featuring in BBC News, The Daily Mail,  SC Magazine, The Register,  Telecompaper, PC Authority, ISP Review.


Event partnerships and deals for members     

ISPA regularly secures deals for members at external conferences and events. Please click here for details of upcoming partner events.