Our electricity cuts out 3 times a day (every 8 hours) and has since they installed the smart meter. We didn't know they put it on our line until we had repairmen out for the second time looking for the problem. It has wreaked havoc on our computer back-up systems, destroyed a new mother board in one computer, and knocks our lights in a brownout three times a day.
So third-world country! We can tell time by it, though.
We had both a private electrician and power company technicians here, repeatedly, separately first, then together. They insist it's working as it should, and there must be something wrong with our house. Of course the first decade + before the meter was installed, all was well.
"in questions of power then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the constitution" Thomas Jefferson, 1798