Almost half of the British web surfers believes they should be able to access the internet wherever they go, including the pub, the beach and the park, according to T-Mobile.

The results of a survey carried out by the mobile phone operator show 20 percent of Brits want to access to Facebook and other websites from the beach while 8 percent want to surf the web in the pub. The results also report that 37 percent of the UK feel that if they have mobile broadband they should be allowed to work outside rather than from the office.

"Mobile broadband has reached a tipping point and is now hitting the mainstream," said Richard Warmsley, head of internet and entertainment services at T-Mobile.

"Consumers are used to taking their laptops out and about with them and they expect to be connected - whether that's in the garden, at the office or in the park."

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