DC BLOX taps OFS for Myrtle Beach-to-Atlanta fiber network

Nov. 15, 2022
The initiative calls for a fiber link from the cable landing station to Charleston, Augusta, and Atlanta before terminating in Lithia Springs, GA.

OFS says it has won a deal to supply fiber-optic cabling to DC BLOX for the data center and connectivity service provider’s Myrtle Beach, SC, cabling landing station extension project. The initiative calls for a fiber link from the cable landing station to Charleston, Augusta, and Atlanta before terminating in Lithia Springs, GA.

The fiber network will have eight network aggregation facilities that will support regional cloud computing, wireless services, local content distribution, and broadband access to underserved areas in both South Carolina and Georgia. DC BLOX’s approximately 500-mile dark fiber route will be the first high-capacity east-to-west fiber network from South Carolina through Georgia, says OFS.

DC BLOX broke ground on the new cable landing station on October 4, 2022 (see "DC BLOX plans Myrtle Beach submarine cable landing station"). The company expects the 15-MW facility to be available in the second quarter of 2023 and the fiber route extension completed in the first quarter of 2024.

OFS was the fiber cabling supplier for the Light Source Communications assets DC BLOX acquired in South Carolina and Georgia earlier this year (see "DC BLOX buys network assets to complement SC cable landing station").

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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