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. 

DC BLOX invests approximately $31.5 million to construction the Myrtle Beach CLS, completed in October, 2023. And DC BLOX aims to acquire 21 acres within the Myrtle Beach International Technology and Aerospace Park, and build a second cable landing station, adjacent to its existing Myrtle Beach CLS, for $2.77 million.

Google‘s Firmina cable system connecting USA to Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay is the first subsea cable to land at the Myrtle Beach CLS. Google has contracted with DC BLOX to provide the landing facilities and colocation for an initial term of 15 years that could be extended by Google to 25 years.

Meta's Anjana cable system is the 2nd subsea cable to land at the Myrtle Beach CLS. Meta, through its subsidiary Edge USA, has entered into a long-term lease with DC Blox for colocation space for power feed equipment at the Myrtle Beach CLS, with an initial term and with extension options at the sole discretion of the Applicants, for a total of 25 years. Meta will retain operational authority over the Anjana cable system landing facilities and provide direction to DC Blox in all matters relating to the Anjana cable system.

Google's transatlantic Nuvem cable system, connecting Portugal, Bermuda, and the United States, has confirmed to 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

In May 2024, DC BLOX completed the construction of 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. Google operates a large data center campus located at 300 Riverside Parkway in Lithia Springs, Georgia.

Dark Fiber from Myrtle Beach to Atlanta
DC BLOX Dark Fiber from Myrtle Beach CLS to Atlanta