McKay Brothers Opens Another Route with Best Known Latency: Aurora-Cermak Service Clocks in at 370 Microseconds

OAKLAND, CA, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — McKay Brothers, LLC today announces another expansion of its extremely low latency communication network: again breaking known speed records. The private line service connects exchange datacenters in Aurora, IL and 350 E. Cermak Rd. in downtown Chicago in 370 microseconds round trip time from rack to rack.

The Aurora-Cermak route complements McKay’s wireless service along the important Aurora-NJ corridor, where McKay recently extended its latency advantage with 8.25 milliseconds round-trip service between Aurora and Secaucus and 8.33 between Aurora and Carteret. McKay is also seeing significant reliability improvements as it makes enhancements to its network, with first quarter reliability running ~99%.

“We specialize in engineering, building, and operating extremely low latency wireless networks,” remarked Bob Meade, co-founder of McKay. “We don’t trade. We don’t resell. We don’t provide advisory services. Our team of physicists, engineers, and developers focuses all of its energy on delivering the best possible telecom service to our customers. We welcome their enthusiasm for these milestone achievements.”

About McKay Brothers, LLC

McKay Brothers is a specialty microwave telecommunications company: dedicated to engineering, building and operating best-in-class extremely low latency networks between financial centers. McKay’s first long haul route – connecting Aurora, IL to Newark and Secaucus, NJ – has been in production with live customer trading since July 2012. It delivers to customers latencies substantially lower than best-in-class fiber optics. Network extensions, such as additional exchange colocation centers in the US and Europe, continue to be unveiled. Additional information is available at

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