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.
“You are well aware that it is not numbers or strength that bring the victories in war. No, it is when one side goes against the enemy with the gods' gift of a stronger morale that their adversaries, as a rule, cannot withstand them.
Xenophon: The Persian Expedition.