I'm building a new house in Pittsboro NC (served by GTE) and I wanted to get a leased line to run to my office in Cary (served by Southern Bell). I called Southern Bell and had this conversation.
me: I'd like to find out the cost of getting a leased line that runs from my home in Pittsboro to my office in Cary.
sb: I'm sorry sir but you will have to speak with GTE about this.
me: Why is that?
sb: Pittsboro is served by GTE and since the service originates in Pittsboro you must talk to them.
me: Ok. I want the line to run from Cary to Pittsboro.
sb: Ok then I can help you ...