Grant Loans for the Development of High Speed Internet } Bank Loans
Controlled by the government, signed a contract with the winner of the tender Alior Bank, for lending for 6.5 thousand. companies for the development of high speed internet infrastructure. “Broadband loans” will come from the resources of the Digital Poland program, which is financed by the European Union. Payments are to start in September this year.
Through Alior Bank (the largest shareholder of the bank is the state-owned PZU), 40 million zlotys will go to telecommunications companies, with the possibility of increasing the pool of funds to 100 million zlotys. As underlined by Money.pl, it was the only bank that came to the tender.
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The Digital Poland Program is to strengthen the digital foundations for the socio-economic development of the country and take full advantage of the opportunities provided by digital technologies. One of the assumptions of POPC is the fight against the so-called digital exclusion, and its beneficiaries are households and entrepreneurs. Therefore, we are silent that another tool will be launched to provide equal opportunities – emphasizes Deputy Minister of Development Paweł Chorąży.
BGK is a key institution in the implementation of the Strategy for Responsible Development – explains Beata Daszyńska-Muzyczka, chairman of the bank’s management board. – One of our tasks is to manage EU funds, including those intended to provide access to high-speed internet. In addition to bringing internet connections to every household in Poland, the “Digital Poland” program is a prerequisite for digitization of state administration, development of modern services, and nowadays it is also a base for building industry, or reindustrialisation. .
We are glad that Alior Bank will be the first partner of Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego in the financing program for the development of broadband networks. Alior Bank has extensive experience in supporting companies in access to preferential security and crediting conditions. The development and financing of the ICT infrastructure are important to us, because broad access to the Internet is part of the “Digital Rebel” strategy announced by the bank this year, including the introduction of new digital solutions and customers through the technological revolution in a safe and friendly – said Michał Chyczewski, Vice President of the Management Board, President Alior Bank – The Bank is strongly involved in the implementation of public programs and cooperation in this area with BGK. We will definitely use our previous experience – added Michał Chyczewski.
“Broadband loans” are intended for telecommunications companies with about 6.5 thousand registered in Poland. Preferential financing may be applied by entrepreneurs planning to invest in the construction, extension or reconstruction of a telecommunications network providing access to broadband internet (with a capacity of min. 30 Mb / s for households and enterprises and 100 Mb / s for schools.) A single loan can range from PLN 20,000 to PLN 10 million, with a loan term of up to 15 years.