Woman Protesting Aboveground Utility Boxes

Monday, October 8th 2007, 9:22 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- AT&T's aboveground utility boxes aren't sitting well with one Tulsa resident.

Robin Henry says the boxes are an eyesore, and she's been distributing flyers and lobbying city officials to have them removed.

The telephone company recently installed a four-foot-tall box in the easement beside her home in the city's Gracemont neighborhood.

Henry, who works for AT&T, says she realizes the company has the right to use the easement, but wants the city to regulate the placement of utility boxes to minimize the aesthetic impact.

AT&T recently installed more than 100 aboveground boxes in Tulsa, with more being installed in Jenks, Oklahoma City, Moore, Norman and other areas.

AT&T spokesman Andy Morgan says most people don't notice them, and the company places them beside homes and not in front.