It is understandable that in small communities enterpirses like this are hard to get started and even harder to maintain. I would get some local folks involved to assist, specifically any Jr/Sr High School students. An impromptu group of folks can do a lot of work with miminal time, resources, and money. The example I have heard of is this: The Fab-Fi project: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FabFi and http://fabfi.fabfolk.com/ This project is working in many rura/mountainous areas very well. They have recommended diagrams, 'case studies', and plans available free from the organization. This along witht eh 501 grants mentioned will help provide a community-based system that will provide the service but also involvment and educational opportunities for the area.