Traffic Engineering

Jay R. Ashworth sez:

This is happening already, and it pushes one of my buttons _really_

The geographic locality of reference of the current Internet is
pathetic. When my telnet session from St Pete to Tampa, Florida, goes
via MAE-East, or worse, MAE-_West_, there's something _seriously_

One major "Crazy Eddie" factor you're not acknowledging is:
lines do not cost a linear amount per mile. Sometimes 'longer'
costs way less, due to this magical artifact called a "Tariff"...

(And Jay, if you start claiming there IS logic & reason in the
tariff process, you will get a room next to John Hinkely..)