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DC BLOX breaks ground on its Myrtle Beach cable landing station

Christian Fernsby |
DC BLOX, a provider of high-speed interconnection, announces the groundbreaking on its new international subsea cable landing station (CLS) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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In addition, a new dark fiber route linking Myrtle Beach with the connectivity hub of the Southeast in Atlanta is also under construction. The 15 megawatt CLS is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2023, while the fiber route will be completed in the first quarter 2024.

DC BLOX is partnering with hyperscale cloud providers, global carriers and tech giants, regional communications providers, local governments, and industry partners to accelerate the development of critically needed digital infrastructure for the rapidly growing Southeastern markets.

DC BLOX was selected as the CLS operator due to the company’s expertise in developing and operating secure, reliable, Tier III-designed data centers and its ability to develop dark fiber capacity in the region.

DC BLOX’s nearly 500-mile dark fiber route will be the first, high-capacity East-to-West fiber path from South Carolina through Georgia.

It will connect from the Myrtle Beach CLS, through Charleston, Augusta, and Atlanta landing in Lithia Springs, Georgia with eight strategically located network aggregation facilities enabling regional cloud computing, wireless services, local content distribution and broadband access to underserved areas in both South Carolina and Georgia.

The CLS facility in Myrtle Beach will be connected to five pre-positioned ocean bore pipes configured for up to five subsea cables originating from other continents.

In addition, traditional colocation for communications providers, local enterprises, governments, and customer partner networks will be available.


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