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?
“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: