The techie spent another hour in my house, but was unable to get the broadband working.
So I am now paying for broadband which cannot be connected, even though it has been activated. Great.
The techie's theory is that the telephone line into my house is not a main line but an extension line. Work that one out.
So now I have to find a telephone technician. And pay him.
I tell you, I am jinxed.