My town has Time-Warner. Some people have RoadRunner, some have Earthlink, some people have AOL but it all runs through T-W's system.
When I do an IP Trace, the trace goes to a location on the north-west side of town, a residential street.
I tried trace route and found that my IP and the IP address of a T-W gateway trace to the same physical location. The same is true for others living in town. Some people live a mile or two from this location, some live 6 to 8 miles from the location of the gateway.
Is it possible that T-W put some kind of gateway in this neighborhood or is the IP Trace inaccurate about the location?