Telstra were reluctant to release the line, telling us first that it would take “2 days” & then “21 days” (!) & then AmNet tried the line & suddenly it was freed (where about 10 minutes earlier it was not) so I suspect that someone in Telstra pushed a button.
Anyway... Hurrah! “Installed by Friday.”
AmNet shipped me the modem early so I could put port-forwarding rules & the like in, so I switched it on again this morning to test the link... & — bwanaaa! — it came on line, more than a day early! This was posted through it.
Conflagrations, AmCom, well done. (-: