She’s in the wrong here. This isn’t a govt conspiracy. They may use these meters for evil someday but for now, it’s just good technology. Stop raising people like her up as hero’s for doing this. Someone will get hurt trying to do their job. I’ll bet she lets Google sift through her profile and sell it to everyone they want. The utility has a right to access their equipment. You sign an agreement saying so when you ask for service.
January 26, 2013 at 7:53am
it ain’t your meter Slick. Pick your battles. This ain’t one of them.
January 26, 2013 at 7:05am
Tampering with your meter is a federal offense. Not to be recommended.
[-1] January 26, 2013 at 7:00am
Utilities have the right to access their equipment. Look at the agreement you signed. If you had an electric wire down in your backyard, would you want the utility able to access it or not? In most cases, they own the meter. They can shut you off other ways if that’s what you’re worried about. They already record your usage profile. All these meters do is save a trip. They help in outage restoration too. The utility can know you’re off even before you call. I know what i’m talking about. Cause cancer and Tinitus, really? Get a life. The government isn’t making anyone install these. I agree that our communist govt sucks though.
I glad to see someone here speaking with some sense. People these days are so quick to jump on the conspiracy theory bandwagon thinking every for profit company is out to get them. I don't agree with the policies of our government, in particular the current administration, but people need to stop and think before they blindly follow the rumors floating around. This woman was wrong to deny the power company access to that meter. She would certainly raise hell at the power company if her power was out for an extended period of time and she had to be inconvenienced from her comfortable lifestyle. People will stand in line for a smart phone, interactive video game consoles and the latest shoot-em-up games, will fight each other over a limited supply of tickle me Elmos, but let the power company install a meter that will enhance service reliability and all hell breaks out. I'm worried about some of you out there.