DC BLOX Invests in a CLS in Myrtle Beach

May 11th, 2022 by · Leave a Comment

DC BLOX is building something new down on the coast of South Carolina. The Southeastern data center operator is constructing a new cable landing station at the International Technology and Aerospace Park in the sandy resort town of Myrtle Beach .

The plans call for five pre-positioned subsea bore pipes, 15MW of A/C power, and the ability to withstand a category 5 hurricane. What the announcement doesn’t mention is what subsea cable will be landing there to prompt DC BLOX to make this move. But it is probably no coincidence that Google’s proposed Firmina cable to Argentina will be landing there. Just saying…

Traditionally the southeastern US’s international connectivity goes through either the coast of Florida or Virginia Beach. But the one thing all the big hyperscalers agree upon is diversity, and hence the coast of South Carolina is looking pretty good right now.

If all goes well, the new CLS will be ready in about a year in Q2 of 2023. It will be DC BLOX’s second facility in South Carolina, complementing the location they opened in January in Greenville. Demand already has them building a second data hall there.

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