Some Wis. utility customers reject wireless meters

About two dozen customers are rejecting wireless meter technology being installed by a Wisconsin utility company, citing concerns about the electromagnetic frequency and privacy.

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Posted Wednesday, November 13, 2013 -- 10:05 a.m.

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (AP) -- About two dozen customers are rejecting wireless meter technology being installed by a Wisconsin utility company, citing concerns about the electromagnetic frequency and privacy.

Marshfield Utilities began installing meters that track electricity and water use and wirelessly transmit data last summer.

Utility spokesman Nicolas Kumm tells News-Herald Media that about 1,000 of the 8,200 water meters in its area have been replaced so far.

He says customers who reject the meters will be charged $15 to $25 per month for someone to come out to read their meters.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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