Thank God for Foxtell. They came promptly had one look at the cable and said "bugger that" or words to that effect and help me arrange to have a satellite connection. Now I can watch the cricket final tonight. There is a God, of course, it is not Foxtell but in my crucifixion they are some kind of saviors.
Thank you Foxtell. I am in Foxtell heaven while part of me is suffering in internet hell.
My internet is back on line ... three excellent guys from NBN replaced the broken cable and brought a smile to an old man's face,