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Mobile broadband is not reliable enough to become a viable replacement for home broadband, according to one publication.

UK Cheap Broadband Magazine has weighed up the technology in comparison to fixed-line services, which it says offer a better way to get online with broadband internet.

According to the broadband guide, users are better off supplementing their home broadband connection with a 3G-connected laptop.

"Mobile broadband is an amazing technology that's likely to get even better in the future," said the magazine.

Continuing: "Right now however, most users will find it to be a useful addition to the way they use the net as opposed to a viable replacement for their ADSL or cable services."

It has been suggested in some quarters that mobile broadband could provide the answer to the problem of supplying broadband to rural areas.

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