Racket Part 1
Smart Meter Problems
Smart Meter Radiation Shield
Smart meter “opt-out cost”
is a term that, to anyone of moderate intelligence, is an
absurdity as well as an insult to customers who, by law,
have no choice in being subjugated to the service-provider
floating this nonsense.
1. There is no cost to maintain the services using existing
equipment that analog-meter users have had for decades.
Those costs have already been accounted for in the electric
rates that they pay. Updated recording, accounting, and
account management is not required, nor is there any new
equipment required to continue using the analog meter
2. All costs associated with smart meters are due to
smart-meter installation, not opt-out customers. This new
regime has costs for:
a. The smart meters themselves.
b. The new wireless infrastructure to transmit smart meter
readings to a central location.
c. The development of new software for billing and account
d. The development of new software for customer “smart
monitoring” of their electricity usage.
e. The on-going expense of never-ending development of
online security for users accounts, new wireless networks,
and smart meters themselves (all of which have been shown to
be vulnerable to hacking).
The smart meter opt-out fees are in essence a Mafia style
extortion/protection racket sanctioned by the California
Public Utility Commission (CPUC). It is clear that consumers
have been alerted to the dangers and ill-health effects
associated with smart meters for years. Experiences and
studies from Europe, Australia, and other locales in North
America have shown that the utility companies regularly
misstate the amount of radiation given off by the meters,
the transmitters used in the meter data-collection networks,
and the amount of time the meters spend transmitting data.
These misstatements of quantitative measurable phenomena are
not merely by a few percent but buy many orders of
magnitude. The actual values often exceed the Federal
Communication Commission (FCC) published safety levels for
electromagnetic radiation exposure. (Reference Santa
Barbara-based Sage Associates’ “Assessment of Radio
frequency Microwave Radiation Emissions from Smart Meters”
report at http://sagereports.com/smart-meter-rf/ for but one
of many indictments of smart meter safety.)
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