The project will be undertaken as part of the POPC 2 digitisation programme, and Inea predicts that with the help of local governments it will be able to connect twice the number households declared in a competition it participated in.
Under POPC2, Inea has committed itself to the construction of nearly 160,000 fibre-optic connections that will provide high-speed internet access for up to 500,000 inhabitants living in almost the whole of Wiekopolska.
Work on the project is expected to start later this year.
Inea is one of the largest cable operators in Poland and the leading one in the west of the country.
in a related development, Orange Polska will also be heavily involved in the digitisation programme, having also been successful in its bid to take part in POPC.
According to the incumbent, it has secured over PLN616 million in European funding, to which it will add at least PLN220 million of its own money.
It now plans to connect over 264,000 homes in 423 communities in mostly western and northern Poland to fibre by 2020.