You can't complete it in a year, and trying to do all of it in a year while working full time is difficult. Remember, its all year modules, and you can't take the two compulsory modules at the same time.
No, you don't understand DFA going by your post. Its possible that someone leased the fibre to the festival for the weekend. You can petition all you want to, but unless you get 30% of your area to show interest you are unlikely to see fibre.
You are not the first person to ask that question. The fibre link that is running past your smallholding is more than likely a link from DFA. Available to use? Yes, if you have deep enough pockets. Without specifics I'm just thumb sucking.
They assign an IP within the 10.0.0.0/8 range via DHCP, and they NAT the static IP to the dynamic IP. This only happens if you enabled the static IP address on their console. You can set the Static IP as a secondary IP on the PPP interface (while still accepting the DHCP IP address). Remember to...