Vermont Uses Draft Horse to Lay Cable for Internet Access

In Vermont’s remote Northeast Kingdom an aging Belgian draft horse named Fred is part of a team racing to bring broadband Internet access to all corners of the state by 2013.

The horse, 14, and his owner, Claude Desmarais, 66, have been laboring up to seven days a week, over all four seasons, to haul miles of fiber-optic cable and rig it to telecommunications lines.

For the rest of the story, go to http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/28/us-vermont-internet-idUSTRE75R6Y720110628

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