Storj could have an option for companies with a lot of data to pay to upload at 1.0 (or perhaps slightly higher, e.g. 1.1) expansion factor and then have the satellite sort out the redundancy. Nodes could be paid at a reduced fee, similar to repair egress, to send the data, and satellite would then perform a “redundancy upload” to get the Reed Solomon pieces up to the required amount. Perhaps allow nodes to choose to participate in this or not.
Nodes with enough bandwidth could choose and earn a minor amount of extra money and data, and customers would be able to upload at a higher speed if they have a lot of data to upload. Perhaps offer this at a very low or no profit margin as a “courtesy”.