said by sbrook:
Many MSOs in the US don't have as many subscribers per cable segment either. If you only have a small number of subs per segment, you can deal with higher speeds. Also, from what I've seen, US consumers are more accepting of speed sags and the UP TO clause! In other words they seem less likely to get bent out of shape when their speeds vary. Canadian consumers do seem far more demanding.
Interesting. I would have thought the opposite due to the higher population density and the popularity of triple play bundles that essentially force you to take all three services or pay a ridiculous price for one.