My house in Singapore comes with 1Gbps fiber at US$30 per month. The fiber terminates in my basement. Awesome.
Unfortunately my house in the US has both cable and DSL with fail-over as neither is exactly dependable. I pay about $70 for each service.
I can *feel* the difference in performance when traveling between the places, and the crappier service in the US ends up costing me 4x compared to Singapore.
Singapore’s solution isn’t throwing money at it, though obviously it takes some of that, too. Their focus is on *competition*. Singapore tries to assure competition at every level. That makes it easier for consumers to get a fair deal.
And it seems to work really well.