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This paper addresses the regulatory framework and technical aspects of broadband access to the Internet via mobile interfaces in Europe. It begins with a concise presentation of the most important conditions of the European Commission's regulatory framework. Following that, there is a discussion of the main network parameters involved in the evaluation of quality of network access via mobile interfaces according to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). Next, the open source tools for measurement of QoS values via mobile interfaces and the those used in this paper in the IP environment are described briefly. Then the measurements of broadband access conducted with these tools are presented graphically, and interpreted. The paper concludes with a summary and outlook on further work.