I'm thinking especially of small-time operators. Like if a high school team puts a cubesat into space, do they also put an antenna on the school building and just put up with limited accessibility when the cubesat is over the horizon? Or is there some Groundstations'R'Us provider that could offer access to a wider network?
Creating your own station does not present a particular technical problem and does not require special technical knowledge.
By creating one station connected to the satnogs.org network, you get access to the monitoring time at other stations of this network. https://network.satnogs.org
You can also take advantage of the Amazon offer - AWS Ground station https://aws.amazon.com/ru/ground-station/?hp=tile&so-exp=below
More about satnogs.org and other networks:
- How does the Satellite Networked Open Ground Station operate? How is it used?
- What kind of transmitters and antennas do the Lightsail-2 ground stations use?
- Cubesat communication services
P.S. add SatNOGS Ground Station Building Guide video