said by nickphx:
When I traceroute to a colo I have here in Phoenix from my Cox connection, my traffic leaves Phoenix, goes to LA, then back to Phoenix. Do I blame COX for this? No. While both COX and my colo provider share equal blame in this problem (it takes 2 to peer), it's not all COX's fault.
Not trying to advertize (im not affiliated with them), but I use atjeu for colo (they are in phoenix) and they use cox so it's a direct connection from here, doesn't route through LA. I get ~10ms pings, really awesome.
It is really annoying that cox doesn't peer in phoenix...that just about EVERYTHING has to goto LA, SF, etc...oh well.