Unbelievable speeds in Paris: 943 down 244 up.
Orange--used to be France Telecom--is wiring the whole city with fiber. And although they guarantee 500/200 most people are in the speed range that I am in.
By comparison in NYC with Fios I get 150/150 symmetrical.
Price (stay seated):
I have a bundle: home phone; cellphone; tv; internet: approximately $95 p/month.
There's lots of competition in France. Many ISPs. We should be so lucky in the US.