I'll try to find that one, but it's impossible in network gear on fiber. Light by itself could. Light moving from hop to hop, I believe the 7ms measurement given is a big charitable.
If so, then a "Marconi wins" scenario could be considered: A confederate's computer in Washington legally receives the news feed at the same time as all other interested Washington parties; then, in fractions of a ms, automatically relays the information by direct wireless - no satellites, overland links,etc - to the Chicago machine in 3.2ms, ahead of all of the others receiving the information from their cronies, by conventional transmission means. Somewhat clever, but not illegal (IANAL).