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Horses help outfit cellphone towers in rural Wisconsin


MEDFORD, Wis. (AP) — Old and new technologies are merging in rural Wisconsin, as U.S. Cellular is using draft horses to help install cellphone equipment.

The horses are being used to haul equipment up steep wooded hillsides where trucks have gotten stuck in the mud and all-terrain vehicles haven't been up to the job, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ( ) reported.

"It's pretty neat to be delivering today's technology with a method that's been around forever," said Brandi Vandenberg, a U.S. Cellular regional planning manager for Wisconsin.

The horses pull the high-tech ge...

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