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Downtown San Jose Parking Meters Could Double In Price

The price of parking at metered spaces could soon be doubling in downtown San Jose with the proceeds going towards payment of new high-tech smart meters.

01/28/2014

A "smart" utility meter used by Silicon Valley Power for the outdoor Wi-Fi network. (City of Santa Clara)

Santa Clara 1st U.S. City To Use Utility Meters For Free Wi-Fi Network

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.

03/27/2013

A PG&E SmartMeter. (CBS)

CPUC Approves PG&E SmartMeter Opt Out Charge

California regulators said Pacific Gas & Electric Co. can start charging its customers fees to avoid having wireless utility meters installed in their homes.

02/01/2012

A PG&E SmartMeter. (CBS)

California Regulators Map Out Smart Meter Opt-Out Options

A possible opt-out plan for state utilities is still months away from coming to fruition.

09/14/2011

A PG&E SmartMeter. (CBS)

PG&E’s Smart Meter Opt-Out Plan Carries Big Price Tag

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/25/2011

A PG&E SmartMeter. (CBS)

CPUC Says PG&E Should Allow SmartMeter Opt-Out

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/10/2011

A PG&E SmartMeter. (CBS)

Marin Women Vow To Continue To Fight SmartMeters

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/09/2011

Police arrest 2 women at a PG&E SmartMeter protest in Marin County.

2 Arrests At PG&E SmartMeter Protest In Marin County

Two women were arrested in Inverness Park in unincorporated Marin County Wednesday in a protest against PG&E’s installation of SmartMeters.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/29/2010

A PG&E SmartMeter. (CBS)

Marin Lawmaker Proposes Opt Out Bill On Smart Meters

A Marin Assemblyman has introduced a bill that would allow customers to opt out of Pacific Gas and Electric’s Smart Meter program.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/07/2010

A PG&E SmartMeter. (CBS)

PG&E Executive Snoops On SmartMeter Critics

A Pacific Gas & Electric Co. executive admits he secretly snooped on SmartMeter critics by posing online as a utility foe.

CBS San Francisco–11/09/2010

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