This story about a rural broadband cooperative in eastern Kentucky has everything -- three people with the same last name but "(no relation)", a cooperative rebuilding community in an area hollowed out by capitalism, and a fiber-hauling mule named Old Bub.
“The big telecom companies aren’t going to do it, because it’s not economical and they have shareholders to answer to. We’re a co-op. We’re owned by our members. We answer to each other.”