Opposition to utility “smart” meters (electric, gas, and water) has been ongoing in the U.S. and worldwide since companies started deploying them over ten years ago. Utilities encourage or sometimes force consumers to accept “smart” meters in order to remotely control and/or ration energy use as well as collect consumer usage data 24/7 to sell and/or share with 3rd parties. Documented issues associated with these devices include billing errors/higher bills, cybersecurity risks, explosions, fires, installation mishaps, mechanical issues, harmful radiation emissions, and short life spans. Proponents insist that “smart” meters are essential for “energy efficiency” despite research that has proven otherwise. Complaints inspired a documentary film and led to Americans demanding “opt-out” programs as well as filing lawsuits, including in the Sunshine State.