SW FL residents refuse smart meter; installer admits others have refused
Smart Meters: not so smart an idea
By Vicki Crawford, The Observation Post, Naples Daily News
September 29, 2011
LEE and COLLIER COUNTIES, FL - “A few days ago the power suddenly went out, and I heard someone moving around out in the back yard. Upon investigating the matter I found an FPL employee working on the electrical pole, and a box sitting nearby that said “Smart Meter”.
I told the guy that I didn't want the new meter installed, and he replied that it was too late, he had already replaced the old meter. I told him to take it out, and when he said he couldn't, I went into the house to make a phone call.
The husband put in an appearance in the situation, and talked to the FPL worker. The guy then called his supervisor, got the authorization, and reinstalled the old meter.”