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The nominees for the second annual Top 10 Broadband Awards have been released, with Virgin Media, 3 and O2 leading the field with four nominations each.

The Top 10 Broadband Awards are based on over 1.5 million customer ratings and speed tests conducted over the past 12 months on Top 10 Broadband, the UK’s most popular independent broadband price comparison site, making it the most authoritative customer awards for the broadband industry.

The awards will be held this year in the cutting-edge 24 Club in the heart of London’s Soho on September 15th. Nominees will compete in 11 categories, including innovation, fastest service, customer satisfaction and best value.

A judging panel from Top 10 Broadband has examined the extensive speed test and customer rating data, thousands of customer reviews left on the site and subjected providers and their products to rigorous qualitative and quantitative scrutiny in order to draw up this list of nominees.

Virgin Media, 3 and O2 lead the nominations and are shortlisted in four categories. TalkTalk, O2, BT, T-Mobile and Vodafone are in joint second place with three nominations each.

Customers can continue to have their say on who wins the awards by testing their broadband speed and rating their ISP at Top 10 Broadband Speedtest.

Alex Buttle, director at Top 10 Broadband, said: “With the arrival of the Digital Britain report, the extensive roll out of super-fast home broadband and massive uptake of mobile broadband dongles and other 3G devices, 2009 saw the broadband sector undergo some seismic changes.

“It’s important to recognise and award excellence in this heavily scrutinised industry; so we are delighted to be able to celebrate the companies whose commitment to innovation and excellence in the industry is helping to make the UK’s digital future a brighter and better place.”

Award nominations:

Best Broadband & Phone: BT, Post Office, TalkTalk

Best Broadband & TV: BT, Sky, Virgin Media

Fastest Home Broadband: O2, Be, Virgin Media

Fastest Mobile Broadband: 3, T-Mobile, Vodafone

Best Value Home Broadband: O2, PlusNet, TalkTalk

Best Value Mobile Broadband: 3, T-Mobile, Vodafone

Best Broadband and Laptop: 3, Orange, T-Mobile

Best-rated Home Broadband: O2, Be, PlusNet

Best-rated Mobile Broadband: Orange, T-Mobile, Vodafone

Best Wireless Broadband: BT, O2, Virgin Media

Broadband Innovation Award: 3, TalkTalk, Virgin Media

Notes to Editors:

Top 10 Broadband is the UK's most popular dedicated broadband comparison site with over a million users every month.

The award-winning website offers a range of comparison tools and customer reviews, allowing users to make quick and easy broadband buying decisions.

Journalists and industry representatives looking to attend the event can RSVP by emailing jessica@top10.co.uk

UPDATE: 15/09/2009

The winners of the Top 10 Broadband Awards 2009 were announced on 15 October 2009. See the Broadband Award Winners 2009

Contact us:

Contact Name: Jessica McArdle

Role: Marketing Manager

Company: Formula

Contact Email: press@top10.co.uk

Contact Phone: 02031708042

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