DC BLOX completes Myrtle Beach to Atlanta dark fibre route

Created May 16, 2024
News and Business

DC BLOX, a provider of connected data centres and fibre network solutions in the Southeast US, has announced the completion of its new dark fibre route connecting its Myrtle Beach Cable Landing Station (CLS) to Atlanta. This high-capacity East-West route serves as the new backbone to the Southeast region enabling hyperscalers, global and regional communications providers, local ISPs and enterprises to connect regionally and internationally.

On the heels of DC BLOX’s announcement that it has completed its new Cable Landing Station (CLS) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in October 2023, this new network enables direct terrestrial connectivity from the CLS to the rapidly growing data centre and communications centre of Atlanta. The route runs from Myrtle Beach, SC, near Charleston, SC, through Augusta, GA to the major downtown connectivity centres in Atlanta including 56 Marietta Street, and on to the growing data centre base in Lithia Springs, GA.

“With our regional colocation data centres, the Myrtle Beach CLS, our regional network, and this new dark fibre route, DC BLOX is building the infrastructure needed to support the Southeast’s rapid growth,” said Kurt Stoever, chief operating officer of DC BLOX. “Digital infrastructure is the foundation that will drive the economies of the 21st century, and DC BLOX is proud to be enabling our communities to thrive.”

DC BLOX is also building a dark fibre ring around Atlanta which will connect into two hyperscale-ready data centre facilities in development east and west of the city. The metro-Atlanta fibre ring will also connect to the East-West route further expanding global connectivity options from the area. With the East-West route passing through many rural areas along its path across South Carolina and Georgia, the route serves as a network express route to Atlanta for ISPs and local Cooperatives who are building broadband services for underserved and rural communities, contributing to efforts to bridge the digital divide. DC BLOX sys its East-West route offers route diversity for data traffic between Northern Virginia and Atlanta. Windstream previously announced its Beach Route, which will provide connectivity from Raleigh North Carolina to Myrtle Beach, SC and then to points further South.

“Our recently established fibre route with DC BLOX represents a strategic collaboration aimed at achieving business success. By harnessing the advanced infrastructure capabilities of DC BLOX and our forward-thinking approach, we are paving the way for unprecedented levels of connectivity and resilience,” said Bobby Armentrout, senior. director of NP&O / Construction at Home Telecom, the route’s first customer. “This potent synergy positions us to elevate our operations significantly, enabling the agility, scalability, and dependability vital for thriving in the digital era.”

For more information, visit www.dcblox.com.

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This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.