DC BLOX, Inc. announces it has contracted for a second subsea optical communications cable to land at its Subsea Cable Landing Station (CLS) in the International Technology and Aerospace Park (iTAP) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
DC BLOX, Inc. is currently completing construction of the Cable Landing Station with a planned opening in June 2023. This highly specialized facility will provide power to the subsea cables to regenerate the optical signal, host local network equipment associated with the cables, provide colocation space for cable partners and local businesses, and serve as a regional exchange point for communications providers.
Edge Cable Holdings USA, LLC will be landing a state-of-the-art trans-Atlantic subsea telecommunications cable, the Anjana cable, at the Cable Landing Station. The Cable Landing Station will house the power and telecommunications equipment necessary for the operation of the subsea cable system, as well as the telecommunications equipment needed to link the subsea cable to the wider North American telecommunications network. The 7,121km cable will connect Myrtle Beach, SC to Santander in Spain and is capable of carrying 480 Terabits per second of data communications traffic. The cable is expected to be operational in 2024.
DC BLOX, Inc. is a leader in providing reliable and secure tier III data centers, connectivity services, and dark fiber solutions to businesses in growing markets across the Southeastern, United States. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the Myrtle Beach facility will be the second data center the company has built in South Carolina, the other in Greenville. The company is also building a new high-capacity terrestrial dark fiber optic route from Myrtle Beach to Atlanta that will greatly improve network capacity between Myrtle Beach and the largest communications market in the Southeast.
DC BLOX CEO, Jeff Uphues stated, “The exponential growth in data communications traffic worldwide is driving the need for secure, reliable and high-capacity digital infrastructure everywhere. DC BLOX is proud of our continued investment in South Carolina and the Southeast and are honored that Edge Cable Holdings USA, LLC selected Myrtle Beach and our facility to land the Anjana cable.”
Myrtle Beach Mayor, Brenda Bethune said, “The technology industry is vital to the growth and diversification of jobs in our area. The City is excited about the fast expansion of subsea cables, which will enhance our ability to attract tech based businesses and those who will work with them.”
Myrtle Beach Regional EDC Chairman, O’Neil McCoy stated, “The Myrtle Beach Regional EDC has targeted industry for MBiTAP for more than a decade. The subsea cables are just the start of new technologies and companies that will surround our area because of their presence and the availability at MBiTAP. We are thankful for DC BLOX and congratulate them on the expansion of the Anjana cable.”
Five Fast Facts
- DC BLOX, Inc. announces a second subsea optical communications cable landing in Horry County.
- DC BLOX, Inc. announces the new Cable will be owned by Edge Cable Holdings USA, a subsidiary of Meta.
- DC BLOX, Inc, announces the subsea cable will connect Myrtle Beach, SC to Spain.
- DC BLOX, Inc builds tier III (secure and reliable) data centers, connectivity services and dark fiber solutions.
- DC BLOX, Inc. was the first technology company to locate in MBITAP last year.
About DC BLOX
DC BLOX owns and operates interconnected multi-tenant data centers and dark fiber solutions that deliver the infrastructure and connectivity essential to power today’s digital business. DC BLOX’s private network fabric and robust connectivity ecosystem enable access to built-in carriers, Internet exchanges, public cloud providers, and DC BLOX data centers to businesses across the Southeast. DC BLOX’s data centers are located in Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL; Huntsville, AL; Chattanooga, TN; Greenville, SC, and the future cable landing station in Myrtle Beach, SC. For more information, please visit www.dcblox.com, call +1. 877.590.1684, and connect with DC BLOX on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
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