So it took a couple of days for the dangling wires to be fixed in the alley, but MTS did finally show up to do the work. Not only did they fix my neighbour’s dangling wires that had been ripped out of her house, but they tightened them up so that they don’t dangle too low. They are still low in general, however they might be high enough for the trash and recycling trucks to pass beneath without snagging them.
MTS also did some customer checking and came to realize that I don’t have a phone! As such the workers did the correct thing and removed the wire that ran from the overheads in the alley down to my house. So for the first time since I moved into my house I don’t have a wire that dangles down into my yard where I have to duck to avoid it while doing yard work.
There hasn’t been any word on whether the trash and recycling company will be fined for the damage caused.