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Four major UK broadband providers have taken seats on the Internet Service Providers' Association (ISPA) council, it has been announced.

Writing in his blog, Timico's Chief Technology Officer Trefor Davies revealed that BT, Eclipse Internet, Everything Everywhere and O2 are now playing a more active role in running the trade organisation.

He suggested that this is a reflection of the amount of legislative activity surrounding the internet in the UK at present.

"Government attempts to regulate the internet are currently at an unprecedented level," Mr Davies claimed.

He highlighted a number of broadband-themed consultations currently taking place - Net Neutrality and the Digital Economy Act Initial Obligations Code being two examples – saying that their outcomes could have huge impacts on the industry.

"The ISPA does a great deal of work on behalf of the industry - and ultimately on behalf of the consumer - in steering a course through these attempts to load cost and process on," Mr Davies stated.

Established in 1995, the ISPA promotes competition, self-regulation and the development of the internet industry.

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