Federal and state laws dating back to 1978 have set forth requirements governing attachments to utility poles.
Though originally addressing the then-new cable television industry in those requirements, as the uses for the utility pole's space grew, the state and federal regulators permitted other attachments on the poles.
No. Approximately 30 of the 50 United States have at least one eruv.
There are approximately 50 recorded eruv installations in New York State and 22 in New Jersey.
All of downtown Washington, D.C., including the National Mall, memorials, the White House, the Capitol, the Smithsonian museums and the National Gallery, is located within an eruv.