Thanks for the warm welcome! Seems like I found another community here that is friendly, knowledgeable and super duper local. I actually pinged you from Lakeside and not cbt (equinix) and I'm impressed:
skr01:~# ping 188.8.131.52
PING 184.108.40.206 (220.127.116.11) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=9.46 ms
64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=2 ttl=55 time=9.50 ms
64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=3 ttl=55 time=9.77 ms
64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=4 ttl=55 time=11.4 ms
64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=5 ttl=55 time=8.68 ms
64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=6 ttl=55 time=9.36 ms
64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=7 ttl=55 time=10.1 ms
64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=8 ttl=55 time=8.70 ms
64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=9 ttl=55 time=9.00 ms
And my tracroute:
skr01:~# traceroute 188.8.131.52
traceroute to 184.108.40.206 (220.127.116.11), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
1 ip193.67-202-68.static.steadfast.net (18.104.22.168) 0.903 ms 0.946 ms 6.972 ms
2 chi-bb1-link.telia.net (22.214.171.124) 0.960 ms 1.483 ms 0.993 ms
3 126.96.36.199 (188.8.131.52) 1.139 ms level3-ic-122233-chi-bb1.telia.net (184.108.40.206) 0.988 ms 220.127.116.11 (18.104.22.168) 0.987 ms
4 ae-32-52.ebr2.Chicago1.Level3.net (22.214.171.124) 10.480 ms 8.479 ms 0.994 ms
5 ae-8-8.car1.Detroit1.Level3.net (126.96.36.199) 6.991 ms 7.482 ms 6.990 ms
6 ae-11-11.car2.Detroit1.Level3.net (188.8.131.52) 6.989 ms 7.482 ms 6.989 ms
7 WBS-CONNECT.car2.Detroit1.Level3.net (184.108.40.206) 7.990 ms 7.982 ms 7.989 ms
8 pos-3-1.core1.troy2.waveform.net (220.127.116.11) 9.488 ms 8.980 ms 8.987 ms
9 router1.totalchoicenetworks.com (18.104.22.168) 8.488 ms 8.555 ms 8.905 ms
10 dedicated82.tchmachines.com (22.214.171.124) 8.987 ms 9.479 ms 8.987 ms
That was actually really close to the route I had in my head and it is a beautiful thing. I dare not post my ping/traceroute from my home no thanks to RoadRunner hehe. There is no fix for that routing due to the obvious. When I find a new job I plan to move so hopefully I will have better options. Actually, I plan on getting both cable and dsl because if I loose internet I loose my mind and I wander around like a blind idiot.
I just made a tuition payment for my daughter so it might be a few weeks or a little longer to catch up with all the fun stuff. I'll track you folks down soon.
Once again, thanks for the great hospitality. Once I get things going and all is set you folks won't hear from me much unless I'm schooling around the forums reading stuffs. Think of it this way, I actually had one provider call me once to see if I was still alive. Know this, I am definatley interested and will be in contact seeking options regarding types of bandwidth packages you might have and also visit too. Drink your coffee and eat your food.