topological closeness....

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
$20 monthly.

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? :slight_smile:

miguel a.l. paraz <> iphil communications, makati city,
tech problems, to <> philippines.

  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.