A few weeks ago some nice blokes from Dowers came and dug some strategic holes in the street, and filled them in again (presumably putting a pipe under the road in between). A day or two after that another nice bloke from TTL (sub-contractor to Downer, who are contractors to TCL) came along and put coax down the post on the other side of the street, through the assumed pipe, and up the post on our side. He connected that up, and removed the old aerial cable.
Why? I've no idea, and neither does the TTL bloke. He agreed that we are the only customer using the new underground pipe. Can anyone suggest why TCL would spend, maybe, $1000 or more to remove one overhead cable going across our street? If TCL had asked, we would have been happy to contribute a few bucks to going underground from the footpath to our house, but we were never asked/told.