I was on the Shaw website and noticed that they say their speed is "Up to 5.0 Mb"

http://www.shaw.ca/en-ca/ProductsSer...SpeedInternet/

Now I understand how cable works in that the more people that are on, the slower it will run. But how accurate is this 5mb. Is it good in theory, but impossible to acheive and total bs on shaws part? I always thought dsl will easily beat out cable at 1.5mb, and i didnt know that cable could surpass 1mb.

Im thinking of maybe switching my internet, anyone wanna give me some advice on the above?