For those who didn’t already know what the rapid smart meter ‘deployment’ was all about.

Here ya go!

 

“We are the first utility in the nation to offer free Wi-Fi as part of the smart meter rollout,” said Larry Owens, a manager with Silicon Valley Power, Santa Clara’s municipal power company. “It’s been up less than a week and we’re seeing 3,000 users a day.”

Owens credits a failed Wi-Fi system that was installed in 2004 as being instrumental to getting the new network up. MetroFi was going bankrupt, he said, and the city bought its transmitters and experimented with the network in the interest of using it for meter reading. They learned that the system could perform multiple roles, serving both the utility and the public if a channel was set aside for unencrypted Wi-Fi.

Gotta love the wording – “they ‘learned’ that the system could perform multiple roles …

Seriously – who’s buying THAT line?

And more

“We are very excited about it,” Owens said. “As far as service to the community, this is a real gem.”

For more about this ‘real gem’ aka Agenda Radiation:

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_22881443/santa-clara-becomes-free-wi-fi-city-through

 

3 thoughts on “Santa Clara becomes a free Wi-Fi city through power utility – and here we go!

  1. FBI director lashes out at Apple, Google for encrypting smartphones.

    “According to the Washington Post, Comey told reporter that he said he could not understand why companies would “market something expressly to allow people to place themselves beyond the law” — a quip that quickly attracted criticism.”

    ‘beyond the law’? Maaaahhhhhahaaahaa!!!

    http://rt.com/usa/190980-comey-fbi-encryption-phones/

    I’m sure this marketing ploy will bring impressive new sales figures to Apple Radiation Supply Corp. and Google Zombie Control Services…

  2. “They learned that the system could perform multiple roles, serving both the utility and the public if a channel was set aside for unencrypted Wi-Fi.”

    Unencrypted Wi-fi, eh? Yup. That’s a real “service to the community” alright. A real gem. Heh. Which community is that Larry? FBI? CIA? NSA?

    Which community is that Larry?

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