We have a problem at work, how to get a large amount of data from one distant location to another. We could dump the data one or more disks and either FedEx it to us or have someone carry it on a plane. Either is pretty expensive and, if you are bringing it internationally, runs the risk of getting stuck in customs.
We could set up a dedicated line between there and here, but the lead time is a month or more and they want their customers to rent it for a while.
What is needed is a service where you plunk down your corporate credit card and rent a dedicated pipe between two locations for a brief time (a day or two). The pipe would need to be SSL of course. With all of the excess fiber rolled out in the late 90s, I would think that someone could pay for dedicated lines and then rent them out for a day or so.