The city of Santa Clara is flipping on a big Internet switch this week, becoming what it says is the first in the country to use wireless, digital “smart meters” on homes as channels for free citywide outdoor Wi-Fi.
California regulators said Pacific Gas & Electric Co. can start charging its customers fees to avoid having wireless utility meters installed in their homes.
A possible opt-out plan for state utilities is still months away from coming to fruition.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is proposing to allow residents to switch off the wireless signals on their utility meters for a fee, but opponents of the devices aren’t satisfied.
California regulators will ask Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to set up a process so its customers can opt out of smart meters if they have concerns about the devices’ potential health effects.
Two Marin County mothers who were arrested for trying to prevent PG&E crews from installing SmartMeters, have received a warning from the district attorney’s office, but the women say they are not willing to drop the issue.
Two women were arrested in Inverness Park in unincorporated Marin County Wednesday in a protest against PG&E’s installation of SmartMeters.
A Marin Assemblyman has introduced a bill that would allow customers to opt out of Pacific Gas and Electric’s Smart Meter program.
A Pacific Gas & Electric Co. executive admits he secretly snooped on SmartMeter critics by posing online as a utility foe.
It has been two years since Pacific Gas & Electric first installed SmartMeters in the Bay Area, and CBS 5 is still hearing complaints from viewers about overcharges. But one North Bay couple’s billing issues have nothing to do with technology.