From the article:
The difficulty of getting cable to "every last mile," is where Fred, the cable-carrying draft horse, comes in.
"Hopefully it pays off," says Hastings.
"We could maybe get a four-wheeler in here," he continues, gesturing to the cleared swath of boggy, fern-studded terrain that he's working in today. But definitely not a truck, and Fred's impact is nearly invisible. Residents rarely complain about a draft horse tromping through their yards.