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Linky revisited: How the evil French smart meter escaped Hell to taunt me

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Doing this in parts of the US too

I live in an "electrocity", which means the town buys power from the power company, then sells it to us at a 50% markup so they can have their own electrician. (And no, we can't buy direct from the power company.) We're being upgraded to smart meters, with no possibility of refusing. They've already started charging us $2/month/meter (so $4 for power and water), with the meters to START being installed in a few months. Apparently that $4/mo is permanent, as by the time the meter is paid off, it's obsolete and needs replacing. Seems like the town should pay for them, as they could stop paying somebody to go to every house every month and read the meters, but no...

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