In light of the recent tragic storm that hit the United States starting with Louisiana all the way into the northeast of the USA, I think that the Letter to the Editor that was published in the Palisadian-Post some time ago about burying the power cables for the whole country would be even more appropriate now than it was then.
The fact that in Louisiana along the waterfront over one million people did not have power. Consequently, these people suffered because of no air conditioning, but also suffered from not having internet access.
If we add that all the people along the storms’ path, particularly the people in the northeast part of the country, we have a very significant number of people in the USA that suffered because of not having power, whether in their homes or offices because they do not have air conditioning or internet access.
If all of these power cables that are now on wooden poles hanging in the air had been buried, this suffering would have been greatly reduced. If all of these power cables were indeed buried, they will not be affected.
On top of that, it is well known that the modern highway system is that of the internet. Let us bury all the power cables not only for supplying power for general use, particularly power in homes in the winter months ahead, but also the modern highway today that is the internet and, to a lesser extent, that of bridges and roads.
Like David Eisenhower started the interstate highway system so that we could communicate better with the old-fashioned automobile etc., why not bury all the power cables all over the country? To facilitate this gigantic task, I am told by a technician for the LADWP that a horizontal boring device is now available that could dig holes horizontally without having to remove huge amounts of dirt.
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