When I had my board meeting at City Hall, we had a bit of a Bull Session before hand.
It turns out that my experience with FPL’s Dirty Power is common here in Wilton Manors. Out of the seven board members there, and the Board Secretary, every one of us have had a complaint about losing electronics here. When you have computing equipment plugged into the walls, they can take a Power Hit at any time whether they are turned on or not. NOAA Weather Radio will tell you to unplug your unused equipment when a storm approaches, but how reasonable is that when some of it is hard wired like your oven, is required to be on all the time like your refrigerator or freezer, or is needed for “normal” life like your Tivo, Cable Box, or electric clocks?
Not that any of my rant will have that much of an effect, but FPL in their great wisdom is agreeing with me. They have a For Profit group called FPL Fibernet supplying Internet to Downtown Ft Lauderdale at the old ImpSat building at Dixie Highway and NE 20th Drive. They have agreed with my comment by digging up the lawns on NE 20th Drive and sending the Fibre Optic lines underground. Wow, underground? Its For Profit, that would be why, and I’m waiting for the trees that were disturbed on the properties to start dying. Thankfully the trees on my property are well back from the swales and I am a couple blocks from having my yard torn up. After all, trees and the neighborhood are not as important as paying customers who aren’t being directly served by better internet access for Downtown?
So when will the power lines go underground?