By B.N. Frank
It’s likely that you have electric, gas, and/or water utility “Smart” Meters installed on your home or you will getting them installed very soon. Tens of millions have been installed worldwide. Millions more are being deployed despite all the problems associated with them.
One of the problems – unreasonably high bills after installation (see 1, 2). Utility companies always say it’s because these meters are more accurate than traditional analog meters. Research says otherwise. Here’s another report about higher bills after smart meter installation.
From San Angelo Live:
ABILENE, TX — As smart water meters are seemingly causing a noticeable increase in water bills for Abilene residents, they are calling on the city to look into the issue.
According to KTXS, Abilene resident Todd Lawrence saw his last two bills $200 than [sic] his average monthly bill.
“I just didn’t believe I used that much water,” said Lawrence.
According to Amanda Pope, Public Information Officer for Abilene Water Utilities, the department has received “a lot of calls concerned about their bills going up.”
“Smart” Meters collect customer usage data 24/7, whereas original 1-way transmitting analog meters DO NOT. That’s why utility companies continue to install them – despite all the problems and complaints. Utilities collect and analyze usage data so they can market more products and services to customers and/or sell it to 3rd parties. This is sometimes referred to as “Surveillance Capitalism”.
“Smart” Meters are 2-way transmitting so they emit high levels of harmful RadioFrequency (RF) Radiation and other sources of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) (aka “Electrosmog”). People worldwide have taken legal action against their utility companies because of health issues caused by these meters (see 1, 2, 3, 4) and also meter fires and explosions. Other issues associated with these meters include malfunctioning and broken appliances, frequent replacement, cybersecurity risks, privacy violations, and of course, higher bills.
Legislation has been introduced and passed in some cities and states to stop installation (see 1, 2) and/or offer customers the right to “opt out” (see 1, 2, 3). These meters now have such a bad reputation that many utility companies aren’t calling them “Smart” anymore in order to confuse customers.
Activist Post reports regularly about “Smart” Meters and other unsafe technology. For more information, visit our archives and the following websites:
- Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
- EMF Safety Network
- Smart Grid Awareness
- Smart Meter News
- Take Back Your Power
- The People’s Initiative
- Wireless Information Network
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