DC BLOX to bring second subsea cable to Horry County
HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — A second subsea optical communications cable will land at its Subsea Cable Landing Station (CLS) in the International Technology and Aerospace Park (iTAP) in Myrtle Beach.
DC BLOX, Inc., who announced the addition, is working on the construction for their CLS with a planned opening in June.
The CLS facility will provide power to the subsea cables to create a signal, host local network equipment, provide colocation space for cable partners and local businesses and serve as a regional exchange point for communications providers.
Edge Cable Holdings USA, LLC will be landing a state-of-the-art trans-Atlantic subsea telecommunications cable, called the Anjana cable, at the CLS.
The CLS will house the equipment needed to operate the subsea cable system and link it to the wider North American telecommunications network.
The approximately 4,425-mile cable will connect Myrtle Beach to Santander in Spain and is capable of carrying 480 Terabits per second of data communications traffic.
The cable is expected to be operational in 2024.