I know a few people around me with Cox (like in the neighborhood), so that is probably the reason. I'll try at non-peak times and see if it is better; if not I guess I'm still good. I get about 20 ping in CSS btw.
I live in VA. If i use a speedtest to DC i can ride comcasts backbone all the way there, and i get WORSE pings then if i ping Atlanta. The reason is i get off the comcast backbone in VA and ride the real internet to Atlanta. The comcast routers in DC suck and ping bad