Book your Early Bird tickets for the ISPA Conference on Competition & Collaboration – 30th October
The ISPA Conference is taking place this year on 30th October at the offices of our legal partner Bird&Bird. Kindly sponsored by Openreach, Xantaro and Arista, the conference will be centred on the themes of competition and collaboration, with a number of panels and presentations from industry, regulators and government. Issues on the agenda include the right regulatory environment to facilitate infrastructure competition, ways in which ISPs can better collaborate in a changing market, and what more can be done to stimulate demand for full fibre services. The agenda can be found here.
This all-day conference includes lunch and will conclude with a networking reception. Early Bird tickets are available here.
ISPA Member Cyber Security Parliamentary Dinner
House of Commons
There are a final few places remaining at ISPA’s Parliamentary Dinner on cyber security on the 16th October. The dinner is kindly hosted by Matt Warman MP, former Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Topics for discussion include: the role of ISPs in managing cyber threats; collaboration and cooperation between industry, Government and law enforcement agencies; investment in cyber security; and, the role of Government in building the UK’s cyber resilience. We look forward to a dynamic and informative discussion between all parties on the evening. This is a members only event, in order to secure your place, please book your ticket as soon as possible.
Busy policy period ahead
In the week that Westminster returns from summer recess, the ISPA policy subgroups are busily engaged on a range of policy issues this autumn.
On broadband, the design of the USO, delivery of the FTIR including impending consultations on wayleaves and new builds, end of contract notifications, ADR case review and more are all on the agenda of the broadband subgroup. Meanwhile, the coming months will see the publication of the Government’s Internet Safety White Paper to bring together an array of important measures, while the delivery of age verification moves closer. On cyber security, ISPA is drafting its own guidance and helping members with the new regulatory regime.
Contact ISPA if you want to get more involved in the subsgroups.
Broadband subgroup responds to USO consultation
The Broadband Subgroup convened to discuss the most recent consultation from Ofcom on the implementation of the Universal Service Obligation (USO) for Broadband. The ISPA response cited the need to consider the interaction of the USO with other planned state funded roll out programmes, and can be found here.
Parliament & Internet Conference - November 20th
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 senior stakeholders debating the most pressing policy issues facing the Internet. Alongside keynote speeches delivered by leading figures from Government and industry; the agenda includes panels which will address ways of improving confidence and trust in the Internet and will cover a range of themes, including: cyber security, content regulation, and harnessing new technologies. ISPA members get priority tickets – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the link and password to access your free ticket.
A surge of new members joined ISPA this summer!
ISPA is delighted to welcome five new members this August. 2018 has so far seen a significant amount of new members join ISPA. If you would like further information about joining, please get in touch.
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ISPA in the Press
This month we have raised concerns with Labour's digital licence fee raise, which was covered by uSwitch, TechWorld, ISPReview, thinkbroadband and The Register; and responded to House of Lords Communications Committee Inquiry “The Internet: to regulate or not to regulate?”, which was covered in LSE blog
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ISPA is also partnering with Open Data Science Conference, taking place from 19th to 22nd September in London and OTT Tv World Summit in November, for which ISPA members can get a whopping 30% off ticket price.
We also offer Free Expo Pass to Broadband World Forum (BBWF) in Berlin on the 23-25 October - the world’s largest fixed network access event. BBWF will be buzzing with the latest technology and the industry's top innovators. You will have access to hundreds of exhibitors, two free content stages and all the technology you can handle. Discover more here.
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