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IPFS News Link • Energy

Millions of Utility "Smart" Meters Will Have to Be Replaced When 2G and 3G Networks Are Sh

•, By B.N. Frank

 Year after year, experts expose over and over again "smart" meters aren't accurate, beneficial to consumers, essential for "energy efficiency" or safe (see 1, 2, 3, 4).

Earlier this year, issues and complaints started frequently being reported in the UK particularly regarding the forced installation of prepayment "smart" meters (see 1, 2).  Politicians also started expressing their concerns about higher charges and more disconnections.  In September, a survey revealed that UK consumers were experiencing increased anxiety after "smart" meter installation.  More recently it was reported that millions of UK "smart" meters will soon be obsolete and need to be replaced.  Of course, short life-spans seem to be the norm with these horrible devices.

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