) I'm getting better average latencies to Seattle's test CS server, both Premium and InterNAP, than I am to Denver InterNAP. I realize this connection is not directly comparable to what I'd normally have, but seeing as I'm geographically closer to Denver regardless, is this to be expected?
I would say it is, as Denver doesn't have the best routing, so it can cause higher pings.
Does Seattle simply have more bandwidth? I'm in northern Wyoming right now, so it may simply be how the internet backbone is routed; I'd be surprised if I still had better latency to Seattle when I'm 2 hours from Denver. Thanks!
Seattle does have a better connection but I do not think that would really help, It would have to do with how you are being routed..etc.
This is what a premium location is;
Our Premium locations are based on a strong foundation of InterNAP bandwidth, but through the use of special routing rules and other bandwidth providers, we enhance it even further so that latencies are the lowest we can make them for all customers. "Premium" locations should offer the best possible latencies in their respective cities. Not just lower than InterNAP alone, but lower than anyone else out there.