2018-05-14 Smeter program rejected in Massachusetts.

[Accommodation of Disabilities – AI – Benita Schluschen Letter to BC Ferries re Wi-Fi, EHS & Medical Implants – Cambridge Analytica – Community Broadband Bits Podcasts – Cooperatives (Electric, Gigabit, Telephone) – Costs – Doctor Anthony B. Miller – EHS / ES – ElectroSmog – FCC – FTTH Fiber to the Home – Gary Olhoeft – Hackers – Health Canada Safety Code 6 – High-speed Internet – Institute for Local Self-Reliance (Chris Mitchell) – Interference – IoT – Kit Carson Co-op (Andrew Gonzales, Luis Reyes) – Legal – Massachusetts DPU – Mirai Malware DDoS – Nicholas Carlini – NTCA Rural Broadband Association – NTP – Power Outages – Privacy – Ramazzini Institute – RF Microwave Radiation – Ruhi Sarikaya – Safety – Security – Silicon Valley – Smart Devices (Amazon Alexa & Echo, Apple Siri, Google Assistant) – Smart Homes – Smart Meter Rollout – Studies – Subliminal Messages – Sundar Pichai – WHO – Wireless Devices | BC – Canada – Massachusetts & Taos, New Mexico, USA] & (audios)

1)    Below is a stream of emails to and from BC Ferries asking/pleading/demanding that a Wi-Fi-free area be provided for those who cannot tolerate, or who wish not to be exposed to, strong Wi-Fi signals. Wi-Fi is provided so that people can be connected even during the ferry ride. These riders should not be inconvenienced, but the health of other riders is not considered important. It’s time for a major campaign to change this equation.  Why is it too unreasonable to have a space on a huge ferry, one room, where people could be free of Wi-Fi?

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– https://www.bcferries.com/about/wireless/index.html

2)  Could a Stranger Hijack Your Smart Home?

Voice-activated devices like Alexa and Google Assistant may be more vulnerable than we thought. So what happens when they control your whole home?

Smart Devices & Security – Amazon Alexa & Echo, Apple Siri, Google Assistant

Silicon Valley is still charging full speed ahead, however, despite alarming new reports about the potential cyber-security risks of placing voice-activated listening devices in our homes and offices. In October 2016, for instance, much of the East Coast lost Internet access when a malware known as Mirai hijacked a variety of smart devices—cameras, radios, televisions, cars, networking devices—to create a botnet that executed a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. But that blackout—the largest in history—may be just a shadow of things to come.”

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/05/could-a-stranger-hijack-your-smart-home

3)    In the USA, fiber optic cable is bringing the internet to rural areas through grants and loans from the government.  There must be many rural areas in BC and other areas of Canada where this would be beneficial. In one area, an electrical co-op where demand for electricity was decreasing, this gives a new purpose for the co-op.

FTTP Fiber to the Premises or FTTH Fibre to the Home & FTTC Fiber to the Curb & FTTN Fibre to the Node
How a rural electric co-op connected a community
By expanding into broadband, Kit Carson Co-op provides high-speed internet to thousands
 

“An increasing number of rural electric cooperatives in the U.S. are launching locally run fiber-optic internet networks, a model researchers cite as a way to bring New York City-speed internet to rural areas ignored by major telecommunications companies who can’t make enough return on investment. Of the roughly 900 electric cooperatives in the U.S., 60 offer fiber-optic internet access. That’s up from just a dozen or so a decade ago. Kit Carson Electric Cooperative in Taos, since 1944 the sole electric provider in much of northern New Mexico, was one of the first. It took 10 years and three tries at federal funding to reach where Kit Carson is today: nearly 3,000 miles of fiber-optic cables entrenched underground, strung along mountainous highways and dangling over an 800-foot-deep river gorge, reaching 6,300 customers to date with a waitlist of 12,000 more.”

(audios) https://www.hcn.org/issues/50.7/state-of-change-how-a-rural-electric-co-op-connected-a-community?mc_cid=0ca4a62bfd&mc_eid=90b5c5fa7c

4)    The Massachusetts Public Utility Dept. has rejected the utilities’ application for a smeter program, based on a “weak business case”, which usually means the benefits do not justify the costs.

https://www.utilitydive.com/news/massachusetts-rejects-smart-meter-rollout-for-weaknesses-in-the-business-c/523383/

 

 

Massachusetts rejects smart meter rollout for ‘weaknesses in the business case’

Utilities took varying approaches, the DPU said, but ultimately “the evidence in these cases revealed weaknesses in the business case for advanced metering functionality presented by each company.””

 

https://www.utilitydive.com/news/massachusetts-rejects-smart-meter-rollout-for-weaknesses-in-the-business-c/523383/

Letters:

Please read from the bottom up.

From: Benita Schluschen   (name given with permission)
To:customerservice@bcferries.com
Sent:Saturday, May 12, 2018 1:45 PM

Subject: bc ferries Wi-Fi

Attention Customer Service and Management,

Re: Wi-Fi – Electro-hypersensitivity (EHS) and Medical Implants
i.e. cardiac pacemakers,Deep Brain Stimulator (DBS) (implanted to ease effects of Parkinson’s), insulin pumps, cochlear implants, bone stimulators, etc. can be disturbed by RF signals.

Your suggestion that people like me, who suffer from man-made electro-hypersensitivity, make a reservation at additional expense, is an outrageous imposition!
Please remind management that ALL man-made radiation pollution, such as Wi-Fi electro-smog, present everywhere on BC Ferries, was classified a possible cancer causing agent by the World Health Organization, like asbestos and DDT, back in 2011.

As you are aware by now, I am not the only one suffering from this hideous man-made affliction. There are many just like me who suffer from the debilitating effects of radiation emitted by Wi-Fi, cell towers and wireless devices.

The latest 25 million dollar, US Government, National Toxicology Study (NTP) and most recently, the world’s largest cell tower radiation study, by the world renown Ramazzini Institute, further strengthens the evidence of significant biological harm.
This latest evidence of harm carries such significance for medical researchers that scientists internationally are now calling for a 1A Cancerclassification, (the highest) due to the high numbers of unusual and rare cancers, well within government Safety Code 6 guidelines.

“The evidence indicating wireless is carcinogenic has increased and can no longer be ignored”
– Prof. Miller MD, Royal Colleges of Physicians of Canada and the UK, Senior Medical Advisor to EHT, long term advisor to the World Health Organization.

If BC Ferries is as serious about the health and wellbeing of their passengers, as with smoking, your leadership must be made aware of the dire health implications that passengers with medical implants can suffer lethal electronic interference from Wi-Fi, and the sea of cell phones that are used in close proximity to these unfortunate people.

The metal structure of the vessels further amplify the radiation intensity, as described in this article by implant patient, Gary Olhoeft, PhD, geophysicist and electrical engineer, on the dire effects of RF signals on medical implants.  http://www.electronicsilentspring.com/gary-olhoeft/

When passengers with medical implants suffer tragic medical events on BC Ferries, due to RF frequencies interference, the paramedics will transport the victims to the nearest hospital, where they are treated, or where they die.
No one will make the connection to BC Ferries’ Wi-Fi, nor the many cell phones being used near people with medical implants, inside a metal room!

Canada’s absurdly outdated Safety Code 6 DOES NOT protect!

Health Canada conducts no research on medical implant failures, nor keeps statistics of death due to electronic interference!
Instead, their career bureaucrats rely on the victims to provide the “evidence” of a medical implant, microwave interference to them.
Canada witnessed this absurd level of incompetence at Health Canada, time and time again, with asbestos, DDT, formaldehyde, AIDS, etc.

Why are there no radiation warning signs on BC Ferries, to alert people with medical implants?

Why are there no Wi-Fi /cell phone free zones, for passengers with electronic hypersensitivity and medical implants?

Why are passengers with disabilities, are valued less than cargo?

Please be so kind and pass this inconceivable oversight on to management, as it is time that your leadership has the courage to think for themselves!

I insist on having my constitutional right of safety to my person, regarding wireless radiation, respected by BC Ferries.

Your very dissatisfied customer,
Benita Schluschen

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From:customerservice@bcferries.com
To: Benita
Sent: Saturday, May 12, 2018 8:54 AM

Subject: RE: Wi-Fi signals

Hi Benita,

Thanks for your email.

My sincere apologies for the delayed reply, we have been experiencing higher than normal email and call volumes over the last while which have significantly impacted our response times. Your patience with waiting to hear from us is appreciated.

I recommend making a reservation for your travel as that increases your likelihood of being loaded on an upper car deck where you can remain in your vehicle. If making a reservation is not an option, please arrive 1 hour prior to scheduled departure and let the ticket agent know your preference and reasoning for it. Our terminal staff will do their best to accommodate, but it cannot be guaranteed.

In the event you’re loaded on a lower car deck, due to Transport Canada regulations you will not be permitted to remain in your vehicle. You’re welcome to speak with the Chief Steward about where potentially the lowest signal strength may be.

Enjoy the sunshine!

Kind Regards,

Erica L.
Customer Service and Sales Representative
Customer Care Department
British Columbia Ferry Services Inc.
Suite 500-1321 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 0B7
Fax: 250-381-5452
Phone: 888-BC-FERRY

customerservice@bcferries.com

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From: Benita
Sent:May 04, 2018
To: Littler, Erica
Subject: re: Wi-Fi signals
Importance: High

Hello,

My husband and I will be travelling to the BC Interior for my mother’s 87th birthday on May 15th, returning May 17th.

I am very sensitive to Wi-Fi signals and all wireless devices.
Will I be allowed to stay in our vehicle for the ferry trip?

Kind regards,
Benita

 

Sharon Noble
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

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