The Myrtle Beach Cable Landing Station (Myrtle Beach CLS) is located in the International Technology & Aerospace Park (ITAP) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The Myrtle Beach CLS is a hyperscale Cable Landing Station (CLS), developed by DC BLOX, in partnership with global hyperscale partners (Google). Google is planning its Firmina cable system from USA to Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, and will have it land at the Myrtle Beach CLS. In addition, the Confluence-1 submarine cable will have a landing point at Myrtle Beach.

The 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.

Myrtle Beach Cable Landing Station
Myrtle Beach Cable Landing Station

 

The Myrtle Beach CLS will be connected to five pre-positioned subsea bore pipes configured for up to five subsea cables, in addtion to the following features:

  • 170mph sustained hurricane wind-rated pre-cast construction and protected equipment yards
  • Power capacity up to 9MW
  • 2N power generation, UPS, and switch gear
  • Indirect adiabatic and evaporative cooling for efficiency and sustainability, N+1 redundancy
  • Colocation space for cable-operators, communications providers, and partners
  • Myrtle Beach is well-positioned to become a node on core fiber paths from Northern Virginia to Atlanta providing geographic diversity and resiliency from current fiber routes
  • Uptime Institute Tier III concurrently maintainable design and SOC 2 Type II compliant

 

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.

Dark Fiber from Myrtle Beach to Atlanta
Dark Fiber from Myrtle Beach to Atlanta

 

The Myrtle Beach CLS is expected to open in the second quarter of 2023.