60 Moments: Mules Help Install Fiber Cable

By: Randy Yohe Email
By: Randy Yohe Email


About 15 years ago, when crews were trying to install fiber optic cable in the hills of eastern Kentucky, a unique solution was created to keep from tearing up the land: mules.

The Foothills Phone Company hitched up the dual mule team of Mike and Little Red -- high tech equine energy -- to haul the poles that would carry the cable up some rough and tumble hills.

This man and beast team mission: to boldly tow where no mule has gone before.

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