Fairpoint Horses Helping Vermont Broadband Deployments
As Fairpoint Hopes To Lay 1,000 Fiber Miles By June
It has been interesting to watch Vermont's broadband fortunes, given the largely rural state is a ROI nightmare for large ISP bean counters. Fairpoint Communications acquired Verizon's unwanted New England DSL network, then subsequently imploded
under the not so watchful eye of Vermont regulators. Fairpoint's trying to make a comeback, recently exiting from bankruptcy
and trying to adhere to merger conditions that require they deliver DSL to 87% of their phone customers in the state. Several readers have sent in this interesting report
by Vermont NBC affiliate WCIE noting that Fairpoint's using horses to help them deploy roughly 1,000 miles of fiber line across Vermont by June.