Strung along the information superhighway

Patrick Helm, a journeyman lineman with Western Energy Services of Durango Inc., lowers his bucket after hanging fiber-optic line off of Colorado Highway 172 Tuesday morning. The line connects to the Rock Creek substation. Enlarge photo

SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald

Patrick Helm, a journeyman lineman with Western Energy Services of Durango Inc., lowers his bucket after hanging fiber-optic line off of Colorado Highway 172 Tuesday morning. The line connects to the Rock Creek substation.