It has been a journey, hasn't it?
It has indeed. At the moment I'm just pleased that we have finally got there. So much so that I have yet to order a new connection!
As for helping others, that's something I'm happy to do although in our case raising the money wasn't too much of a problem once agreement had been reached. This because we pay a service charge to cover maintenance and repairs to the site which we own. The property owners agreed that we should use some of our reserves to fund an AIO rather than relay the setts on some of the roadway that had settled. They felt the less than smooth roadway was quaint preferring instead that money be spent on faster broadband.