Suddenlink Communications' DOCSIS 3.0-based Max 36.0 wideband tier is now available in the Texas communities of Plainview and Floydada.

Max 36.0 has downstream speeds of up to 36 Mbps and return path speeds of up to 2 Mbps.

Suddenlink has previously said that the Max 36.0 was an interim data tier until its faster DOCSIS 3.0 Max 107.0 and Max 50.0 tiers become available.

In previous launches, Max 36.0 cost $75 per month a la carte and $65 as part of a bundle.

Suddenlink recently wrapped up its all-digital conversion in Paris, Texas, and has started its analog-to-digital conversion in Paola, Kan.

The rollout of DOCSIS 3.0 and the all-digital upgrades were the result of Suddenlink's 'Project Imagine," which calls for approximately $350 million of capital investments nationwide through 2012, above and beyond the company's traditional capital spending levels.

In addition to the DOCSIS 3.0 tiers, Project Imagine's roadmap also includes more HD choices, expanded digital phone service and more VOD offerings.