Best Buy Carrying Motorola DOCSIS 3.0 Modems

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Electronics retailer Best Buy is selling Motorola's DOCSIS 3.0-certified cable modems both online and in its stores.

The Motorola SurfBoard SB6120 eXtreme DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem is available at Best Buy and BestBuy.com for $99.99. According to customer comments on the site, the modems have been available to order since April.

Motorola SurfBoard SB6120

Earlier this year, Fry's Electronics began selling the Motorola SB6120 cable modem online and in select stores.  Radio Shack also sells the unit for $99.99, while Amazon.com offers it for $85.03.

The SB6120 is certified for DOCSIS 3.0 and supports download speeds of up to 150 Mbps, although currently 100 Mbps is the fastest service MSOs, including Comcast and Cablevision Systems, have launched commercially. The modems also work in any cable provider's current DOCSIS 2.0 environment.

According to research firm Pike & Fischer, U.S. cable operators are on track to deploy DOCSIS 3.0-based services to 99% of the country by 2013.

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