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 specialised 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 land 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 centres, connectivity services, and dark fibre solutions to businesses in growing markets across the Southeastern United States. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the Myrtle Beach facility will be the second data centre the company has built in South Carolina, the other in Greenville.  The company is also building a new high-capacity terrestrial dark fibre optic route from Myrtle Beach to Atlanta that will greatly improve network capacity between Myrtle Beach and the largest communications market in the Southeast.

“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 honoured that Edge Cable Holdings USA, LLC selected Myrtle Beach and our facility to land the Anjana cable.” – DC BLOX CEO, Jeff Uphues

“DC BLOX is proof that the creation of a technology hub in the Myrtle Beach International Technology and Aerospace Park is coming to fruition. For more than 4 years as chairman, I have witnessed huge growth in our county’s economic development. DC BLOX, Inc. is keeping its promise and investing in Horry County. On behalf of Horry County Council and staff, thank you for believing in our community and continuing to grow your business in Horry County. We are excited to have you as part of Team Horry.” – Horry County Council Chairman, Johnny Gardner

“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 Mayor, Brenda Bethune

“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.” – Myrtle Beach Regional EDC Chairman, O’Neil McCoy

Fast Five Facts

  • DC BLOX, Inc. announces a second subsea optical communications cable landing in Horry County.
  • DC BLOX, Inc. announces Edge Cable Holdings USA, a subsidiary of Meta, will own the new Cable.
  • DC BLOX, Inc. announces the subsea cable will connect Myrtle Beach, SC, to Spain.
  • DC BLOX, Inc. builds tier III (secure and reliable) data centres, connectivity services and dark fibre solutions.
  • DC BLOX, Inc. was the first technology company to locate in MBITAP last year.

Source: https://www.dcblox.com/
Image source: Courtesy of DC BLOX, Inc.

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