I see the same thing with 'ping -i 0.1 22.214.171.124'. It's the consistency of this problem I find so weird. If this was some traffic priority thing I'd expect it to vary in some way, but it doesn't.
The first line of traceroute (100ms delay, 20 queries) to 126.96.36.199 looks like this:
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1 lo0.bras1.albyca11.sonic.net (188.8.131.52) 1.245 ms 1.656 ms 1.515 ms 1.469 ms 509.206 ms 82.820 ms 51.213 ms 1.465 ms 1.553 ms 1.529 ms 0.987 ms 2.083 ms 0.928 ms 1.568 ms 0.811 ms 1.368 ms 19.573 ms 559.281 ms 1.553 ms 16.688 ms
Again you see these moments where the time bumps up from the usual ~1ms to ~500ms and, again, it's the consistency of these bumps that's so odd to me.
I've not given up on it being some failing hardware on my end, so I'll replacing more tomorrow and see if it changes anything.