OFS is Selected by DC BLOX For its Myrtle Beach to Atlanta Network

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OFS, a leading manufacturer of innovative fiber optic products, announces it has been selected by DC BLOX Myrtle Beach, as a provider of multi-tenant data centers, dark fiber, and connectivity solutions that delivers the infrastructure essential to power today’s digital business. As the exclusive fiber optic cable provider, OFS is providing its industry-leading fiber optic cable for DC BLOX’s Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Cable Landing Station (CLS) terrestrial network extension, connecting from the Myrtle Beach CLS, through Charleston, Augusta, and Atlanta landing in Lithia Springs, Georgia with eight strategically located network aggregation facilities enabling regional cloud computing, wireless services, local content distribution and broadband access to underserved areas in both South Carolina and Georgia. 

OFS and DC BLOX have a strong proven relationship. Through DC BLOX’s acquisition of Light Source Communications’ fiber assets in South Carolina and Georgia, the long-standing direct relationship ensures projects are supported from concept through completion, with direct access for technical support on all planning, deployment, and operational matters. Debra Freitas, Chief Commercial Officer, DC BLOX Fiber comments, “we knew what we wanted to accomplish with this new network route, and OFS’ large capacity fiber optic cable, leveraging the latest technology, has allowed us to increase the quality of our network while managing costs”. 

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DC BLOX celebrated the groundbreaking of the new CLS on October 4, 2022. The 15-megawatt CLS is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2023, while the fiber route will be completed in the first quarter of 2024. DC BLOX’s nearly 500-mile dark fiber route will be the first, high-capacity East-to-West fiber path from South Carolina through Georgia. “With a relationship that spans more than seven years, we are proud to know that OFS’ local facilities are manufacturing our fiber optic cabling. DC BLOX is committed to serving locally and connecting globally and bringing business opportunities to regional communities is important to us,” adds Debra Freitas. 

“Working with Debra and the team at DC BLOX has been a rewarding experience,” says Holly Hulse, President, and CEO of OFS. “By working together on this new network route, we are empowering local communities with jobs and new technology and connectivity solutions that will attract new businesses and prepare the Southeast for long-term digital infrastructure sustainability.” 

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