Evans Celebrates Groundbreaking of DC BLOX Myrtle Beach Cable Landing Station
Project will connect subsea cables landing in Myrtle Beach, SC to Atlanta, GA
ATLANTA, GA (October 4, 2022) – DC BLOX, a provider of multi-tenant data centers, dark fiber, and connectivity solutions that delivers the infrastructure essential to power today’s digital business, is working with Evans General Contractors to build a new 15 megawatt international subsea cable landing station (CLS) in Myrtle Beach, SC. To commence the start of the project, which is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2023, a groundbreaking ceremony was held on site at the Myrtle Beach International Technology and Aerospace Park (ITAP).
Evans will be building a more than 40,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art specialized CLS data center that will serve as the landing point for subsea optical communication cables. It will provide power to the 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.
“We are celebrating the groundbreaking of the new Myrtle Beach cable landing station and the highly anticipated East-West dark fiber route across the Southeast. We thank all of our partners and local government officials who are helping to drive the development of this digital infrastructure across the region,” states Jeff Uphues, CEO of DC BLOX. “The rapid growth we are seeing in cities across the Southeast demand state-of-the-art digital infrastructure to enable local businesses and communities to stay connected, communicate, compete and thrive in the global economy.”
Gov. Henry McMaster attended the groundbreaking of DC BLOX, stating that the facility will make Myrtle Beach the next global destination for internet and data companies and will open the door for tech companies to set up shop in Horry County.
“As digital transformation drives the growth of cloud, distributed infrastructure and next-generation applications, DC BLOX is positioning itself as a leader at offering worldwide connectivity. Today, we celebrate their presence in our state and look forward to the positive impact they will have in Horry County and across South Carolina,” said McMaster.
Construction will be completed in phases with the first phase to be delivered in June. The CLS build is just the beginning of Evans partnership with DC BLOX and we are thrilled to commemorate this milestone with them.