I just want to buy a kilostream link
That was a problem for my boss in the 1980s. Phone conversation:
BT man: You are too far away from the exchange.
Boss: How far?
BT man: You are two and a half miles away from us. No chance.
Boss: Look out of your window.
BT man: What?
Boss: Do you see somebody waving at you from next door?
BT man: Err, yes
Boss: That's me.
(A colleague demonstrated that it was possible to micturate from a building too far for kilostream onto the local BT exchange.)