Myrtle Beach Cable Landing Station
Connecting Globally: DC BLOX Redefines Hyperscale Cable Landing Stations
In partnership with global hyperscale partners, DC BLOX is redefining the hyperscale Cable Landing Station (CLS) with its new facility in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, set to open in the second quarter of 2023. The Myrtle Beach CLS will be located in the International Technology & Aerospace Park (ITAP).
DC BLOX Cable Landing Station
The Global Internet is a complex network across all continents of the world that is underpinned by an expansive system of subsea fiber optic cables. The accelerating scale of digital communications and the need for richer user experiences in accessing content is driving demand for higher levels of broadband capacity, including a new generation of international subsea cables.
While the early subsea cables of the Internet era were deployed by telecommunications carriers, hyperscale cloud providers are driving demand for the next generation. These providers are reshaping the subsea cable market with larger cables, higher bandwidth speeds, and landing locations that optimize delivery to their hyperscale data centers around the globe.
These changes are also driving the creation of new, innovative Cable Landing Stations (CLS). The hyperscale-friendly CLS must support much higher levels of equipment, conform to modern data center standards of reliability and security, and provide strategic site selection that matches the hyperscale network footprint.
In partnership with global hyperscale partners, DC BLOX is redefining the hyperscale Cable Landing Station with its new facility in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina which is set to open in the second quarter of 2023. The CLS will be located in the International Technology & Aerospace Park (ITAP).
DC BLOX Approach
The DC BLOX Myrtle Beach CLS is strategically located on the South Carolina coast between other cable landing locations in Florida and Virginia Beach, where it offers direct access to the rapidly expanding hyperscale data center footprint in the Southeast. The location provides geographic diversity among existing cable landings on the Eastern seaboard and facilitates regional connectivity to the rapidly growing Atlanta area and to Ashburn, VA.
The state-of-the-art, reliable, repeatable design of this facility will support up to 5 subsea cables. The facility will support flexible power generation configurations including multi megawatt AC power and managed rectifiers for DC power feed equipment.
Myrtle Beach Cable Landing Station Key Features
While Myrtle Beach is an attractive location for many cable providers, DC BLOX will also build cable landing stations to suit specific client requirements.
Dark Fiber to Atlanta
Landing a subsea cable in Myrtle Beach facilitates access to Atlanta and the growing data center and connectivity ecosystem of the Southeast region. For this purpose, DC BLOX is constructing a high-capacity, wholesale dark fiber route for lease from the Myrtle Beach Cable Landing Station to Lithia Springs, Georgia connecting through Charleston, Augusta, and downtown Atlanta’s major connectivity centers. The route offers significant capacity to meet customer needs as well as a duct bank for future strategy.