Digital Economy Bill Receives Royal Assent

The Digital Economy Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday this week. The Bill  completed its legislative passage as the final stages were fast-tracked through Parliament following the announcement of the General Election and the early dissolution of Parliament.

The Bill, which contains new measures to establish a broadband USO set at 10Mbps, a new age verification obligation on commercial pornographic sites with ISP blocking for non-compliance, strengthened consumer protection and online copyright infringement. ISPA has been working with members, Parliament and Government as the Bill progressed through Parliament and will continue to do so around implementation.

ISPA Awards tickets on sale ahead of imminent shortlist

After millions of technical tests have been undertaken and thousands of words scrutinised, the finalists of the 19th ISPA Awards will be announced next week but you can already buy tickets to the awards ceremony here.

The event will take place in Café de Paris in London on Thursday 13th July from 7pm. The tickets to black tie gala event include a three course meal and drinks reception, high profile compere, awards ceremony and a DJ set until the early hours. We are pleased to offer discounted tickets to ISPA members and this year’s nominees. You can also make savings if you purchase a whole table (12 places) or half a table (6 places).

Sponsor the ISPAs to raise your company profile with 300 senior industry figures

The ISPA Awards are the largest gathering of ISPs and providers of VoIP, hosting and cloud services in the UK. Sponsoring the ISPAs is a great way to raise your company’s profile, where you can

  • Promote your company to scores of service providers
  • Network with hundreds of senior decision makers
  • Gain high profile brand exposure
  • Advertise to your target audience before, during and after the ceremony
  • Entertain clients and reward staff
  • Generate PR opportunities and new business leads
  • Benefit from 9 months of promotional benefits, including newsletter editorial and press releases

For full information, please click HERE or call the awards team on 020 3397 3304 to discuss how your company could benefit from the awards.

ISPA in the Press

In the last month ISPA has provided comments to the BBC news on Fibre broadband advertising investigations, Express on the BT broadband prices, Reuters on the demands on tech firms to do more to tackle extremism and The Register on the DE Bill.

Event Partnerships

Technology Pathfinders Executive Forum – This free event has a sub title Keeping pirates out of the living room: The future of content protection and will explore the latest industry trends throughout 2017 and beyond. The event is taking place from 6-7.30pm on 16th May, at One Alfred Place in central London and you can get your tickets here.

Connected Britain 2017 focuses on innovative networking opportunities such as roundtable discussions, 1-2-1 partnering opportunities, an interactive networking portal and a relaxed evening drinks reception. Use the networking breaks to engage with market leading operators and vendors and take this chance to understand the latest strategies, technologies and performance. Taking place on 14th and 15th June in London, you can register on their website here. The full details of our partner events are here