DC BLOX Celebrates Grand Opening of Myrtle Beach Facility

October 23, 2023
Posted by
James Toy

DC Blox, a leading provider of data center and network services, celebrated the grand opening of its new cable landing station in Myrtle Beach on Oct. 11.

During the official ribbon-cutting ceremony, attendees heard from representatives from DC BLOX, Meta, and Google, as well as state and local leaders, including S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster, Horry County Council Chairman Johnny Gardner and Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune.

The $31.5 million, 125,000-square-foot facility is located at the International Technology and Aerospace Park near Myrtle Beach International Airport and has the capacity to host up to five subsea cables. At press time, three subsea cables have been announced – two with Google and one with Meta, the parent company of Facebook. These cables will significantly enhance Myrtle Beach’s digital connectivity and position the city as a major hub for global data traffic.

What is a cable landing station?

A cable landing station is a critical facility that connects submarine cables to terrestrial networks. It enables the transmission of large amounts of data and power between different parts of the world, supporting a wide range of applications, including internet access, telecommunications, financial transactions, energy transmission, scientific research, and national security.

About Partnership Grand Strand
Partnership Grand Strand is a 501c3 foundation launched in 2022 by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce to fund a five-year economic and community development initiative. Through investments from local businesses and partnerships with community organizations, the foundation leads and supports efforts related to four pillars of success: prosperity, talent, place and infrastructure. Through their focused endeavors, Partnership Grand Strand works to accelerate economic prosperity and enhance quality of life across Horry and Georgetown counties. 
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