An anonymous reader writes "Suddenlink Communications has recently upgraded the east Texas area (Tyler/Longview) to DOCSIS 3.0. I purchased the 20Mb/s Down and 2Mb/s Up Package today and was pleasantly surprised to find that my Motorola Surf Board 5101 was topping out at 19Mb/s Down and 2Mb/s Up. However, the Sales Rep. informed me of a little secret. A DOCSIS 3.0 certified Modem would give early adopters higher download speeds until it becomes standard, and boy, he was not kidding!!! I purchased a Motorola Surf Board 6120 at Best Buy for approximately $80, called Suddenlink again to set-up the new modem, and ran some speed tests. I live in an apartment complex in Tyler, and I am getting approximately 45Mb/s Down and 1.85Mb/s Up. I am not sure why I cannot hit 2Mb/s Up with the new modem, but I think the download speed is newsworthy."