This is a story about a rural community of farmers in northern England.
I think the idea that people will voluntarily invest in something like this is kinda cool, especially being executed on the official and down-to-earth levels. I wonder why it’s not more prevalent with FTTH buildouts elsewhere. I recall Paxio.net in SF Bay Area has a similar initiative, but they appear to require more than 100 pounds from investors, and the whole deal appears to be done more behind the closed doors, compared to B4RN, where the whole deal is clearly written out on their web-site at http://b4rn.org.uk/shares.
That was just awesome to read.. makes me want to go dig a ditch to the backbone :) nice.