Backhoes and their fellow travelers

Our phone and DSL where out on Friday and much of the weekend, along with the rest of the neighborhood. On Friday, one of the SBC repair people told us that the lines had been cut during trenching. I talked with another repair guy today, who said that it’d been the cable company doing the trenching. “They do this too us all the time,” he said. “We’ll have it all fixed in another day or two.”

I wonder what percentage of our monthly cable bill goes to covering stuff like this.