Originally posted on WBTW News 13

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — DC BLOX, which operates a data center and cable landing station near The Market Common, is planning to expand to meet the growing need for digital infrastructure.

Horry County Council passed a third and final reading at its recent meeting to allow the company to purchase land next door to its current facility.

“When that data of course arrives in the United States, it needs someplace to go, right? You [have] got to carry that data terrestrially, said Bill Thomson, the vice president of marketing for DC BLOX said.

The company opened its doors in October 2023 in the Myrtle Beach International Technology and Aerospace Park across from the city’s airport. Its data center and cable landing station currently have five cables, three of them in use by Google and Meta. The hub is connected to countries like Portugal, Spain and Brazil.

Thomson said as soon as the company announced it would open a station in Myrtle Beach in 2022, customers reached out to reserve cables.

“It became very evident that there was enough growth in the region, there was enough more capacity expected from operators like the ones we’ve seen to say, it makes sense to expand,” Thomson said.