Sure, but US ISPs are charging more for speeds that are below what your average consumer could use. At this point, I don't really care if my connection is 2gbps or 500mbps, but I would be ecstatic to have either at this price.
Not that it was the point of this discussion, but I've got requirements to satisfy here and then I will likely be returning to the states. My point was that the grass tends to be greener on the other side of the fence. Unless you've stood on both sides, it's easy to whine about what the other side has that your side doesn't.