Poland aiming for 100% fibre coverage within three years

22 Oct 2019

Poland’s Minister of Digitisation Marek Zagorski says every household in the country will be passed by a fibre broadband network within the next three years. A report from Telko.in says the government will continue to subsidise rollouts in rural areas where it is unprofitable for telcos to finance their own network deployments. In some cases the rollout will be 100% financed by the state’s Broadband Fund.

The minister is quoted as saying: ‘When we started our activities in the field of access to a fast fibre-optic network there were about seven million households in Poland [not covered by fibre networks]. As a result of the programmes we have started, this number has fallen to 2.8 million. So it is quite real that within three years all residential buildings in our country will be connected to the modern network.’

Poland, Ministry of Digitisation (MC)