The 2016 Annual Conference: early bird tickets on sale 

We are pleased to announce that the 2016 ISPA Conference Enabling opportunity through the digital economy is taking place at central London offices of the K&L Gates law firm on Thursday 24 November. For a limited time only, early bird tickets and can be booked here. As the UK’s digital economy grows, innovates and out-performs other sectors, and at a time of uncertainty caused by Brexit, this conference is focusing on how the Internet industry can help exploit the opportunities presented as the UK renegotiates its relationship with the EU and wider world. The conference includes panels, breakouts and technology demonstrations and is a great way to keep informed on the latest policy and industry issues and developments, network with colleagues and learn about the future of the sector. Confirmed panels and discussions include:

  • What do ISPs want to see from Brexit?
  • Enabling opportunity: How data intensive industires see the Internet changing
  • Cyber Security Strategy
  • Breakouts: Legal issues and broadband market developments

Sponsoring the ISPA Conference is a great way to reach out to over 100 senior figures from the Internet industry and more information can be found here.


Tackling cyber-crime event – 27 October in Parliament

ISPA is once again present at the Parliament and Internet Conferencem which is taking place in the Houses of Parliament on Thursday 27 October. The session is at 2pm and is titled Tackling cyber-crime: creating a more hostile environment for cyber criminals. The panel will explore what Government, law enforcement and industry can do to prevent cyber-crime, including the practical measures that can be taken to improve awareness, what more can be done by industry and how criminals can be better held to account and prosecuted. To enquire about attendance please email


ISPA reiterates need for targeted public funding to deliver the USO

Ofcom published a summary of views they received on the Universal Service Obligation and ISPA reiterated that highly targeted public funding, not a burdensome levy on all providers was the best way to deliver the USO, especially given the clear and proven socio-economic benefits of broadband.


ISPA tells Lords: Technology alone can’t make the Internet safer

ISPA responded to the House of Lords Communications Committee’s ‘Children and the Internet’ inquiry, highlighting the vast amount of work ISPs have done on safety, including setting up the Internet Watch Foundation, providing free to use parental controls and establishing the Internet Matters campaign to educate parents on the importance of safety. There are still challenges with online safety, but technology can only go so far in dealing with this problem, therefore a partnership approach helping to support parents and carers is needed to deliver a safer Internet.


ISPA in the news

ISPA featured heavily in the press this month, discussing automatic compensation, the USO and Corbyn’s broadband ambitions. We featured in publications including The Guardian, Ars Technica, Huffington Post, The Register and uSwitch.

To see full ISPA coverage please click here.


Deals and events for members

ISPA members get a range of discounts and deals at external events and conferences and upcoming events are here.