SIDUSIS fast internet access

On Tuesday, July 19, the first reading of the draft amendment to the so-called mega-law. It has not taken place because, as explained by Grzegorz Napieralski, KO deputy, deputy chairman of the commission, this law is so serious that its proper preparation is in the interest of the Polish parliament.

The government wants it fast, entrepreneurs and MPs prefer slow

It concerns the Government’s amendment to the Act to Support the Development of Telecommunications Services and Networks (Sejm print no. 2449) submitted by Janusz Cieszyński, State Secretary at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, Government Plenipotentiary for Cybersecurity. Project on July 1 this year. it was made public in the Government Legislation Center and twelve days later it had already been approved by the government. He entered the Sejm on July 15, and the first reading was to take place four days later, on Tuesday, July 19. Only that according to the regulations of the Sejm, the first reading should not take place before the seventh day from the handing over to the delegates of a draft of the draft, unless the Sejm or a committee decides otherwise. And the deputies of the committee rejected the request Witold Czarnecki, PiS MP, to shorten the deadline. It’s just that Janusz Cieszyński, influenced by the comments described in, has already announced changes to the project. Relevant amendments should only be submitted during the work in the Sejm. Unfortunately, they do not apply directly to the Information System Access to Fixed Broadband Internet Services (SIDUSIS).

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SIDUSIS remains unchanged

The amendment to the mega law provides for construction for PLN 6 million Information System for Access to Fixed Broadband Internet Services (SIDUSIS). This will be a database where anyone can check if there is broadband internet access at a particular address. So it will also be information about high-speed Internet access at a specific address point, although, according to experts, it is more important to show the course of the wiring. However, no changes are allowed here. Minister Cieszyńskie only wants to propose to reduce the burden on entrepreneurs.

No criminal liability

According to the draft adopted by the government the person who provided false information to SIDUSIS be held criminally liable joke. 233 of the Criminal Code. She was sentenced to 6 months to 8 years in prison for providing false information. Six organizations that associate entrepreneurs from the telecommunications industry – the Polish Chamber of Electronic Communications, the Polish Chamber of Commerce for Electronics and Telecommunications, the Cable Television Association in Poland, the Association of Electronic Media and Telecommunications Employers Mediakom, the National Chamber of Ethernet Communications and the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications – agreed that this will be the riskiest position as they will be given responsibility for something that may not have affected the reporter.

Janusz Cieszynskic after consultation incl. with KIKE and PIIT, as well as with the Ombudsman for SMEs, which took place after the government adopted the draft and sent it to the Sejm informed that the number of situations affecting the provision of false data will be limited. Cieszyński also announced that: financial sanctions will be optional.

Report less often

In addition, entrepreneurs complained about the frequency of reporting, which should be weekly. According to Dr. Aleksandra Musielak, Director of the Digital Market Department of Konfederacja Lewiatan, it is practically impossible for companies to meet this deadline and a whole team of professionals would have to be deployed. During the committee meeting, Minister Cieszyński said that: reporting can be quarterly for telecom companies with up to 1,000 households and once a month for those serving them up to 50,000.

It is important that the method of reporting on planned investments is changing. Under the draft, they were required to report and require telecom companies to disclose their investment plans within three years. – Information on private investment will be published 6 months before the end of the investment – Janusz Cieszyński announced.

dr. Piotr Marciniak, lawyer, telecommunications market expert, president of Internet services company TPnets, notes that these are clear changes, important, but not crucial.

The proposed legislative amendment imposes new and burdensome obligations reporting on operators – most importantly, even those without fiber infrastructure, and at the same time nIt does not modernize the reporting system broadband infrastructure – Dr. Piotr Marciniak. It concerns the so-called passports, ie the visualization of the wiring routing. – Operators will increasingly continue to transfer data to legacy databases based on the concept of Excel spreadsheet. In the course of the discussions, which unfortunately took place after the government passed the bill, the public party only stated that it would withdraw from criminal sanctions. However, the main shortcomings of the proposed change have not been remedied, he concludes.

– acknowledges.

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