EU pumps USD1.1bn into Poland’s broadband rollout

3 Jun 2015

The government of Poland is to receive PLN4 billion (USD1.07 billion) from European Union (EU) funds to help develop internet coverage in the country, particularly in so-called ‘white spot’ areas which are currently unserved by data services, writes. Under the state’s Digital Poland programme, all households will have access to at least a 30Mbps internet connection by 2020. Besides the deployment of last mile internet infrastructure, the government is improving 45,000km of fibre backbone networks, while also working on raising public awareness of the benefits of internet services and rolling out new e-services such as health and education.