Here is Barry's final paragraph; go get the entire letter to read the story that led him to this point:
So BellSouth, stop your complaining about LUS and the fiber optic project. At least they want to serve the public where you will not. You say that you can supply it to the homeowners, yet you don't. I am researching other phone companies' options and plans at this time and will change to a carrier that will benefit me.(Yeah, I do realize that Barry is not likely actually responding to Durel's call to arms in the state of the parish address, but he is showing exactly the fire and spirit that Durel advocates.)
"Get out of our way." Indeed.