The introduction of smart meters a few years ago was met with lawsuits in many states which claim the “smart grid” technology brought with it everything from irregular usage readings to serious health dangers and violations of constitutional privacy.
Smart meters use the same type of information technology — wireless networks, silicon, software — that controls our cell phones, computers and Internet. Utilities across America say there are no health risks associated with the federally mandated gizmos, and that’s what the Johnson City Power Board has consistently told its consumers.
But A.J. “Buzz” Flye isn’t buying in.
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