Lubelskie: Broadband Internet. Audit of the Supreme Audit Office

is managed by NIK contracts have been signed In the second half of 2018 and designed for construction Networks with a length of more than 14,000 by 2022. kmwill provide access to broadband internet over 200 thousand households and almost 1200 schools.

The audit showed that more than two and a half years have passed since the start of the investment, but it is ready Less than 4 percent approximate target network. 4 percent planned number households.

At the end of May 2021, it closed a little more than that 37 percent expected in school projects. In some places, the new network doubled the existing one, and almost half of the existing electric poles for installation were planned by their owner, PGE Dystrybucja. to modernize or abolish In 10 years.

Centrum Projektów Polska Cyfrowa (CPPC) has chosen to make this investment three small companies. He had to implement a project Hrubieszowska Cable TelevisionThe remaining 11 belong to large enterprises and companies Fibee I and Fibee IV.

Both companies were created during the competition and have not yet invested in either share capital was accordingly 5 min and 6 min zlotys. Although these companies did not demonstrate the required economic potential, a total of 19 projects (11 in Lubelskie voivodeship) were submitted under the terms of the competition. More than 1 billion 84 million PLN non-refundable support.

As noted by NIK, Fibee I and Fibee IV won the competitionalthough its requirements could be met primarily by large enterprises with the financial resources to contribute to the projects. If this was not the case, it was necessary to submit an unconditional loan promise from the bank. None of these companies did not promiseHowever, experts assessing their economic potential, guided by the CPPC’s explanations, concluded that meets competitive requirements.

The companies submitted documents indicating that their contribution would be provided by the relevant person A company from Luxembourg. During the application evaluation phase, the Center assumed that this was in line with the requirements of the competition, but earlier other companies were not informedbe able to interpret its terms and conditions in this way. Although in the case of other companies participating in the competition, they did not check the documents themselves was standard.

The CPPC also failed to implement these companies within four months of signing the contract work began. Contrary to the rules of the CPPC competition has also extended the duration of projects and the possibility of connecting schools to the network as a temporary solution in technology other than fiber optics.

According to the Supreme Audit Office, this is evidenced by violations in the activities of Centrum Projektów Polska Cyfrowa. insufficient control first on this institution Minister of Digitizationand in connection with the abolition of this ministry from October 2020, as well premiere.

The report also contains notes on the so-called appointment of the Supreme Audit Institution white spots, ie places without internet access with a capacity of at least 30 Mb / s, and 100 Mb / s in schools. The Electronic Communications Department, which is responsible for identifying these areas, there was no latest information about themalso he had no information about the actual course of the network.

The work was to be completed in December 2021, “meanwhile, two and a half years after the start of the investment, they didn’t even reach halfway“- NIC said in the report.

In May and June 2021, CPPC was signed with all three companies amendments to subsidy agreementsbased on the completion dates of projects by Fibee I and Fibee IV, extended From December 2021 to September 16, 2022, and the HTK project from September 30, 2021 to April 28, 2022. against competition requirementsThe regulations provided for a maximum of 36 months for project implementation (from the date of commencement of work).

The results of the audit show this the goal is at riskProvide access to a network with a capacity of at least 100 Mb / s by 2025 to all households In Poland. The NIC has submitted applications to the Prime Minister to carry out its activities.

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