Never understood Americas fascination with utility poles. Here in Europe everything goes underground, where such issues like rights to a piece of wood don't exist. Nor can cars crash into them or storms take the lines down. On top of it it looks fugly
Easy enough answer. Poles are in because it is cheap to put your plant up.
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Our newer developments have underground utilities. Some are designed with an eye to the future and have space for future uses built in. Retrofitting a city is hugely expensive. Some of the money that might have been used for it went for McMansions and the mortgage mess. We have also spent a fortune on an drug war that cannot be won.