Broadband makes tiny town an English-teaching hub

Ten Sleep, Wyo., population 350, is home to a new company that is outsourcing jobs not from the United States to the Far East, but in the opposite direction, reports the Associated Press: Eleutian Technology hires people in towns across northern Wyoming to teach English to Koreans of all ages using Skype, the free online calling and person-to-person video service. Two years old, Eleutian already is one of Wyoming’s fastest-growing businesses. Thanks to the power of broadband technology, the company has close to 300 teachers hooked up to more than 15,000 students in Korea, and CEO Kent Holiday said he’s just getting started. "Our plan was never to be a company that had a few thousand subscribers," Holiday said. "It’s a $100 billion market just between Korea, Japan, and China, and so we wanted to be the leader and we wanted to have millions of users…"

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