A Belgian draft Horse named Fred has been hired to attach a fiber optic cable to a utility pole in East Burke, Vermont.

Fairpoint Communication hired Claude Desmarais and his horse Fred to pull fiber optic cable through difficult terrain. The company is working on to bring high speed internet to all Vermont by 2013.

Vermont is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America.

Its population according to the 2010 census, 630,337, is the second smallest in the country, larger only than Wyoming. 

The United States has over 67.7 million people subscribed to the top broadband providers, which account for 94% of the market.

In 2008, over 5.4 million high speed Internet subscribers were added, compared to 8.5 million in 2007 according to Leichtman Research Group Press Release that has been tracking the broadband industry. 

The market's peak subscriber additions were acquired in 2006 with 10.4 million; the slowed growth can be attributed to increased market penetration.

In March 2009, broadband penetration in active Internet user US homes dropped to 93.13%, it was the second consistent fall from its peak of 93.38% in January 2009.

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