Jeez this is frustrating. The place I moved into used to be an office, meaning (up) there are strips along the wall with power and phone lines (beaucoup des plugs) , but (down) when they left the premises they not only disconnected the line but physically cut it too (je n'ai pas un connectiond'Internet) which means that I have to either wire things or pay someone else to do it. Merde.
Welcome to the neo-luddite world of the Offline. Next thing you know I'll have brought a TELEVISION.