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This is too cool not to share: Vermont uses draft horse to lay cable for Internet access! Article is located at:

This is too cool not to share: Vermont uses draft horse to lay cable for Internet access! Article is located at:

HARDWICK, Vt. - 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. WorldShares lets you earn donations for your favorite nonprofit. Earn up to 20 points now. Learn More Earn Points What's this? Comments Email Twitter Stumble Digg Share 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. It is part of Gov. Peter Shumlin 's vow to get Vermont entirely wired for broadband and cellphones. The man and animal are indispensable to cable and phone-service provider FairPoint Communications because they easily can access hard-to-reach job sites along country roads, which bulky utility trucks often cannot. "It just saves...

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