Google wants to be your Internet

Valdis.Kletnieks at Valdis.Kletnieks at
Tue Jan 23 16:44:04 UTC 2007

On Tue, 23 Jan 2007 10:18:09 CST, Brandon Galbraith said:
> Why don't utilities strike deals with celluar providers to push data back to
> HQ over the cellular network at low utilization times (how many people use
> GPRS in the dead of night?).

Especially in rural areas (where physically reading meters sucks the most due
to long inter-house distances), you have no guarantee of good cellular coverage.

The electric company *can* however assume they have copper connectivity to
the meter by definition....
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