Some corrections

But then, this is all beside the point! The point was that another more
direct path exists, via Chicago, that would stop swamping your DC
routers, and reduce my recorded congestion. If only these regional
providers would cooperate.

Mea culpa, the connection to Chicago is a backup T1, Oarnets other
T3 connection to us is in Atlanta.

And I see that you are working on the links, even changing the inverse
names for the same address:

[collection of traceroutes deleted]

These are the new OC3 trunks...