Before I was about to push this aside thinking that Akamai has used advanced Fibre Optics or a proprietary network on it's own. I just went over to their website and lo I found a link for that story.
Click here to check for your self. When I tried for Bangalore to New York - I was shocked by the results. Here it is below.
Normal Network : 972 MS / 13.79% Packet Loss
Akamai Network : 241 MS / 0% Packet Loss