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Wireless broadband devices offer the possibility of a totally connected home in the future, according to one online resource.

Andrew Ferguson, editor of thinkbroadband, has said that in the coming years, wireless broadband devices may be further enhanced by a collective data-sharing agreement which will allow users to share information over different connections, wherever they are.

He added that the biggest barriers to further connectivity in the future will be a limited wireless coverage in the home as insulation becomes more robust and makes it difficult for data to travel through.

"Wireless USB is perhaps the closest thing to a sci-fi, totally connected home at present," Mr Ferguson said.

However, he concluded by suggesting that energy efficiency will need to be considered as more people opt for wireless broadband services, especially with average electricity bills increasing at their current rates.

Mr Ferguson's comments follow a recent Ofcom report which suggested that home broadband penetration in the UK reached 57 per cent at the end of 2007.

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