Should BC Hydro make Itron Openway option open to ‘smart meter’ opponents? Or should the whole ‘smart meter’ programme be halted immediately?

Itron Ethernet Connection in their own Promotional Video for Itron Centron II Openway
2:50 “Open Protocol Standards Based Architecture” 
Cisco’s Standards-Based IP Architecture to Power Itron’s Market-Leading Smart Meterhttp://www.distributedenergy.com/the-latest/cisco-itron-smartgrid.aspx

3:05 ” Openway gives you the FREEDOM to CHOOSE,
Rather then being FORCED TO SELECT a one size fits all system, 
radio frequency,  broadband over powerline, IP NETWORKS,
IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE……
OpenWay LETS YOU CHOOSE WHATEVER COMMUNICATIONS
Technology WORKS BEST FOR YOU

IP Network = Internet Protocol  TCP/IP    ( ETHERNET / CABLE )

There you have it,  on video.  ITRON telling you to Choose what ever you want

Most people have Cable and Telephone lines

If Itron says you can do it,  If  ANSI  C12.22 standards also says you can do it,
If Ontario and other places have Wired Smart Meters working on homes – theyre Already doing it.
then surely BC Hydro can do Wired right?
question is, what needs to happen for them to start 

The video then focuses on wireless, but if you listen carefully,
it is clear they mention other options.  This video was posted in Feb 2009


Gas Meters transmit every 12 or 24 hours

Good news, sorta..  the Gas Meters are said to be transmitting only every 12 hours or 24 hours

if this is true i wonder if it could be done once per day and in the daytime to reduce night time signals

page 10
Gas Module Exchange with Electric Meter
The 2.4GZ OpenWay Gas Module continually stores and updates thelast 40 days of hourly data, and offers programmable Daily Freeze Time reads for any hour
The 2.4GZ communicates with the OpenWay electric meter using ZigBee wireless networking
Every 12 or 24 hours, the 2.4GZ communicates its information to a nearby electric meter
The electric meter then relays the 2.4GZ data back to the utility  
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