Power to the People: The Royal National Lifeboat Institution, not content with their local service provider, recently took matters into their own hands and literally dug a ditch to install their own modest 100Mbps fiber optic Internet connection.

Indeed, when the relatively isolated RNLI, a tidal estuary station in Northern England, wanted a better connection, they took shovel to earth and installed it. That simple.

The fiber and other tech necessary for the deployment were eagerly supplied by FiberStream, which enjoyed the PR while the RNLI finally got the Internet speeds they thought they deserved. [ISP Review via Slashdot]