FairPoint has gotten it’s fair share of bad press with their Verizon acquisition of rural lines in the Northeast. But here’s a feel good story of how (courtesy of ZCorum) FairPoint is using horseback to get broadband built out in rural Vermont.

Seems like such a contradiction – using the 19th century method of horseback transport to deliver the 21st century technology of broadband. But hey, whatever it takes, right? Check out the video below ( if you can handle the brief 10 second commercial) for more details.

Turns out, the horses have been working with the phone company in rural Vermont for over 30 years. According to the video, FairPoint aims to get broadband to a 100% of its footprint in Vermont, meaning these horses may be busy for a while.

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