Beavers are just big squirrels. This site used to track squirrel and similar power outages. He stopped updating the site a few years back.... it's just overwhelming.
Note in THIS case, beaver chewed a tree (that's what they do), NOT the cable.
And in general you do NOT want three separate pole-lines on every street.
> ...railroad ...laying fiber by the right-of-way. That's where cable belongs, IMO.
Maybe better, but... there's a railroad bridge near here, road runs under it. Low bridge. Loudly posted. Nevertheless, at least every year some truck wedges itself under the railroad bridge. (As often as not, telephone bucket truck...)
> That part of Canada Is sparsely populated in a way people who live in the UK or EU cannot begin to comprehend.
Here in coastal Maine, we can guess. While my street is wired, I don't have to go far from home to lose wires and wireless. Above Bangor is increasing wilderness all the way over the border into Quebec.