I've just come across the article in the UK Press;
Engineers at a small British internet service provider have successfully made a broadband connection work over 2m (6ft 7in) of wet string.
The connection reached speeds of 3.5 Mbps (megabits per second), according to the Andrews and Arnold engineer who conducted the experiment.
WOW.....That's much faster than what I'm currently experiencing on my 4G Wireless Broadband service in Mudgeeraba in QLD, so does anybody have any string I can borrow....I'll provide the water!!
Lol that's kind of cool! Sucks about your service though 😞