Smart meters Check this out…scary

They also spew noise all over the unlicensed spectrum they use, screwing up last mile Internet for people who live in treed areas and not contributing a cent in licenses.
They’re also used by mega corporations who in every single case in the US can out lawyer the last mile providers and force THEM to upgrade their equipment at their own cost.
In Canada there is no spectrum alternative. It won’t be until after the nationwide tv conversion which will take years, and due to the way things work it may ALL be gobbled up by the major companies.
The only petition against these things was some tinfoiler effort that it would give everyone brain cancer.