Poland amends telecoms Mega-Act

17 May 2019

The government of Poland has implemented a bill which amends the Act on Supporting the Development of Telecommunications Services and Networks, or the so-called Mega-Act. The amendment is designed to make it easier for telcos to expand services to areas where it would currently be unprofitable to roll out infrastructure by eliminating some of the administrative and legal barriers. A Broadband Fund will be established with an annual budget of PLN140 million (USD36 million) which will be used to co-finance network deployments in rural areas. The amendment also gives more power to local authorities to help spur development of networks on a regional scale.