I think this is an interesting and very on-topic discussion for physics. It is related to time, distance, signalling etc.. and a great example of physics in action. It is certainly on-topic for the thread and for the group, and Jon has said that he welcomes the ideas from everyone. It isn’t stopping me from discussing physics elsewhere on here or in any other medium like PTNC.
I don’t know who your technical people are, but it is common knowledge that hosting files close to your intended target audience improves performance. This is why the Amazon CloudFront service that is partnered with AmazonS3 file hosting exists. The trade off here is whether the improved performance is considered worth any additional cost (if it cost more) or slightly more hassle, if the facility isn’t quite as user friendly. Maybe that is the discussion that has gone on with your technical people?