Cable bandwidth is shared by the number of people on your line… more users online, slower transfers. If there’s no penalties for cancelling your cable internet, you could pay for one month and give it a go… you could have a good line and get good transfer rates and a stable line if your lucky
I think the “blow” reference above is meant in the “bad” sense.
From what I hear, cable is much slower and unstable(frequent disconnects/downtime) in Taipei. I even heard a story where a company offers both cable and adsl and when the client called the tech support about their cable modem, he told them they shouldn’t use cable cuz it sucks and to switch to adsl service instead.
Of course the quality of your internet is probably based on your budget, I know not everybody can afford adsl, hence the reason while dialup still exists.