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Case Study - Poland

On 7th of May 2010 the Polish Parliament passed the Act on supporting the development of telecommunication services and networks. The purpose of the act was to achieve the proper legal basis for the universal access to telecommunication services thought new technologies and with the main focus on the broadband access. The introduced and analyzed act includes solutions concerning the efficient investment in telecommunication infrastructure by ensuring at the some time the proper level of the competition on the market.

This case study aimes at developing a good understanding on regulations introduced by Polish Government in regards to the development of the broadband infrastructure, while providing the answers to the following questions.

  1. How the investments in the broadband infrastructure are supported at the national level?

  2. What rules apply for the local authorities to be able to perform the telecommunication services?

  3. What rules apply to access the telecommunication infrastructure or other infrastructure which was build from the public sources?

  4. What are the rights and obligations for investors and owners in terms of property access for the purpose of providing telecommunications services?

  5. What rules apply for setting up the regional broadband networks or other telecommunication infrastructure?

Results of the case study has been presented in five parts as follows:

  1. Broadband Market in Poland: Reasons for the State Aid and the Scope of Public Intervention

  2. Impact of the Regulations on the Stimulation of the Infrastructure Investments and Actions Concerning Development of the Information Society

  3. Polish Act on Supporting the Development of Telecommunications Services and Networks

  4. Guidelines to the Draft Act on Supporting the Development of Telecommunications Services and Networks

  5. Mega–Bill: The act on supporting the development of telecommunications services and networks: Goals, New possibilities, Challenges




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