Qualcomm Pushes for Cellular in Smart Grid

The following two paragraphs are excerpted from the excellent article, “Sensitive and Inside Big Technology: Views from the Other Side (Part Two),” found at: http://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/11/09/sensitive-and-inside-big-technology-views-from-the-other-side-part-two/

    William has another warning for us. “The cell phone industry wants to get in on the ‘smart’ meter deal, and into the smart grid.” Qualcomm recently argued for using the cellular network for ‘smart’ metering. He knows something of Qualcomm’s technology—and even more about the company’s ruthlessness. “They weren’t involved before. If Qualcomm says they’re going to do something, it gets done. Watch out for what they are up to.”

    If the cellular industry enters the picture, there may be even less consideration for the pervasive health effects from ‘smart’ meters, as they may be able to invoke the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which legally prevents any consideration or even discussion of health effects when deciding where to place cellular communications facilities.

The article referenced by StopSmartMeters.org, “Qualcomm Pushes for Cellular in Smart Grid: Is cellular the solution for end-to-end smart grid deployments?” is here:

Please, let’s stop this explosion in wireless insanity, before it stops us!

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