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Power restored, but surge ignites Detroit home killing 95-year-old grandma

Different Smart Meter models lack surge protection. From Fox 2, WJBK By Erika Benson March 17, 2017 DETROIT (WJBK) – A 95-year-old grandmother died this week after she was rushed to the hospital after power was restored to the family’s … Continue reading

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Copper line vs. VoIP; Ohio Fioptics customers get surprise after storm

From WCPO Cincinnati, Ohio By John Matarese March 4, 2017 Thousands of Tri-Staters have made the switch to Cincinnati Bell Fioptics, as an alternative to cable TV. It includes your internet, home phone (with the same number you always had) … Continue reading

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Another problem with the Internet of Things: smart home devices don’t work when networks go down

From Internet of Things.eu February 3, 2017 Smart home technology is pretty cool — until you’re left sitting in the dark because a network outage is preventing you from turning on your wireless light bulb. Hundreds of smart home consumers … Continue reading

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Canada: Smart Meter logs 130 kW hours during power outage

From CBC News Hydro One meter drives up electricity bill during power outage, customer says By Jeff Walters November 23, 2016 A snowstorm near Thunder Bay, Ont. knocked out power to thousands of Hydro One customers over the past weekend, but the … Continue reading

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