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KC shortlisted seven times at 2005 ISPAs - the UK Internet Awards
20 January 2005

Kingston Communications has been recognised as one of the best Internet Service Providers in the UK according to a leading trade association.

The Kingston Group's residential, business and wholesale services have been shortlisted seven times at the ISPAs 2005 - the Internet Service Providers Association Awards.

Eclipse Internet, the leading broadband ISP acquired by Kingston in September 2004, is up for three gongs. In addition, the company's broadband services for consumers (Karoo) and businesses (Kingston Broadband and Dedicated Internet Access), as well as carrier services for other ISPs are in the running for awards.


Best Light Consumer Broadband
ECLIPSE
Madasafish
NewNet
Pipex
UK Online

Best Heavy Consumer Broadband
blueyonder from Telewest Broadband
BT Yahoo
KAROO BROADBAND
Pipex
Wanadoo

Best Light Business Broadband
Datanet
ECLIPSE
FastNet
Netservices
Zen Internet

Best Heavy Business Broadband
Datanet
ECLIPSE
FastNet
KINGSTON BROADBAND
twang.net

Best Sumo Business Broadband
Datanet
Demon
KINGSTON COMMUNICATIONS
Lumison
NetServices

Best Carrier
AboveNet Communications UK Ltd
Cable & Wireless
Exponential-e
Fibernet Group plc
KINGSTON COMMUNICATIONS

Kingston's CEO Malcolm Fallen commented: "Through our own range of Internet Services for consumers and businesses, including Eclipse and Karoo, as well the ISPs we serve as a carrier, Kingston brings the Internet to hundreds of thousands of people across the UK. We are absolutely delighted with these nominations, as they clearly illustrate the quality of the services we provide".

The award winners will be announced at a gala dinner in London on 24th February 2005. More details about the ISPAs are available at http://www.ispaawards.org.uk

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Editor's Notes

About Kingston Communications
Kingston Communications is a leading provider of communications services. Our capabilities are built on the solid experience gained in our heartland in East Yorkshire, where we have been providing leading edge residential and business services for 100 years.

Today, we also offer a wide range of voice, data, internet and outsourced contact centre services to UK businesses. As a ‘network-balanced’ organisation, we are ideally positioned to provide the best possible solution for our customers. Our strong service ethos ensures we always work closely with our customers, using our experience and expertise to help them serve their own customers as effectively as possible.

The Kingston Group includes Eclipse Internet (www.eclipsebroadband.com) an established and growing broadband ISP that delivers internet connectivity and services to businesses and consumers throughout the UK.

About The ISPAs
The ISPAs - the UK Internet industry awards - are unique as they are awarded to people and organisations in the industry by their peers and reflect the broad nature of the service provider sector.

The Internet Services Providers' Association (ISPA UK) has been organising the UK Internet Industry Awards since 1999 to herald the best of the Internet industry and to celebrate innovation and best practice. In 2002 the awards were dubbed The ISPAs.

Each year the event changes to reflect changes in the sector and to represent the ever broadening nature of the service provider sector. The awards categories now fall into one of three divisions - ISP, Supplier and Special Awards. Attended by senior decision makers, Government representatives and the media, The ISPAs are the premiere event for the industry.

For further information, please contact:
Kay Stevenson, Kingston Communications
Tel: 01482 602400
Email: kay.stevenson@kcom.com
Web: www.kcom.com

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