Currently, the $$$ our ISP pays to get 128 Kbps connectivity is
enough to get more than a dozen T1's in the US, and even a T3
perhaps. And people ask here why they can't get unlimited access for
On the other hand, labor costs are cheap --- among the
biggest customers for E1 lines to the US are offshore programming
So how about a bandwidth for workforce swap?
Been There, Done That.
15 years ago, the company I worked for dropped a 50meter earth
station and the rights to four transponders for 25 years on a
project that was donated to a non-us telco to reduce the costs
of transporting and housing 300 engineeers a quarter to/from
the US. It was a very cheap alternative.