Google wants to be your Internet
bob at buckhorn.net
Tue Jan 23 21:22:29 UTC 2007
Our REA has been reading the meter via the copper running to our house
for several years now. Took them less than 2 years to realize a savings.
(And since it's a co-op, that means the price goes down :) )
Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
> 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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