A similar scheme was run several years ago by a company based in Leyland, Lancashire.
It eventually went belly up.....
Beware of strangers bearing gifts....:-)
As for New Labour's so called involvement, it will jump on any bandwagon in an attempt to get cheap publicity.
Tony Blair hasn't a clue about the Superhighway, broadband etc., but you wouldn't think so to hear him pontificating on the subject. All things to all men, so no different to most lawyers.....:-)