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McKay Brothers announces new milestones in low latency networks

McKay Brothers announces new milestones
in low latency networks

"It is an incredible technological achievement by Aviat, imagine if you could upgrade your car to have six times as
much horsepower..."
says Bob Meade, co-founder of McKay Brothers

In their press release of Feb. 5, 2013, McKay Brothers, LLC announced the achievement of 8.27 millisecond round trip latency between Aurora, IL and Secaucus, NJ and 8.23 milliseconds round trip between Aurora and 165 Halsey St. in Newark. "I'm confident we had the lowest latency network before this upgrade," says Bob Meade, co-founder of McKay Brothers, "but this significantly raises the bar for the competition."

McKay is also focused on reliability. "The network was down 1% of the time during trading hours in December and January", said Meade, "so our clients had the fastest connection 99% of the time." McKay is in the middle of a number of projects to improve the reliability of its network, one of which is the installation of new high performance ODU600 radios, provided by Aviat Networks. As a result of this upgrade, transmission power will increase by a factor of six on most of McKay's microwave links. "It is an incredible technological achievement by Aviat", said Meade, "imagine if you could upgrade your car to have six times as much horsepower. We believe these performance and reliability improvements, as well as the ongoing growth of our network to reach key exchange colocation sites, will greatly benefit all McKay Brothers customers."

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