said by pb2k: said by firstness :
The host names indicate the traffic is going through Chicago and Denver on its way to Seattle. Is there anything that can be done about this terrible routing?
Blame xo.net , not telus.
Correcto! Don't bother asking Telus regarding the issue, best bet is contact the Hosting Provider and see if they can talk to their peer XO and if not, contact XO directly and see. No ISP has ever really listened to a customer regarding routing. Only major thing bad routing will affect is anything that is latecy intensive (mostly gaming, voip, etc) and they could care less about that.