around us they’re replacing poles and running new lines. All the new subdivisions are buried and ours is buried until you get too the top of the driveway. Makes no sense too me why they don’t just bury them all that they can.
On our build, Ohio Edison said no choice but to bury. If it's above ground, they have to service it and they decide the risk. Below ground, it' protected and homeowner owns anything from road connection back to transformer. Id bet if only 1-2 poles and direct tie into the house and you're ok, add a transformer and you own the pad and install, then the run from transformer to home panel.