Here's a link to a voice of that outrage who expresses it thusly:
And in the end, what do we care if Billy's pissed? Bellsouth moved its corporate headquarters to Atlanta years ago; if they can't compete in this market with Cox and everybody else, let 'em go the way of PanAm...BellSouth is burning its bridges in South Louisiana. They're engaging in the kind of behavior that offers them no line of retreat and is never forgotten. Does anyone in Atlanta care?