Not to hijack this thread, but let me ask you a question. We moved to Texas a few years ago from rural Illinois. In Illinois, the power companies will install a streetlight on your farm property at no initial charge for a very attractive, non metered, fixed, monthly, rate. They started doing this probably 60 years ago, and as a result, almost every farm is lit up by at least one. Here in Texas, the norm seems to be that not a single light shows on most properties at night.
IMO it is not the role of utility to be putting up lights in peoples yards. Other customers do not want to help pay for your light.
I don't think the economics work out like that. The light is generally on your meter/distribution pole, which the power company sets. Adding a light fixture is a trivial addition, and the wiring is simple because it connects to the transformer secondary before the meter. Our power company does charge a monthly rate for the light and maintenance, anthough, like I said, it's an attractive price. I figure the company also benefits during nighttime outages by the linemen being able to see for miles who has power and who doesn't...kind of a win-win