AT&T could win reprieve from FCC's broadband rules

According to The Wall Street Journal, AT&T is "seen as likely to win a reprieve from the Federal Communications Commission from having to comply with some rules in the commercial broadband market." As expected, a number of smaller telecommunications companies are vehemently opposed to the petition, as they suggest that it would "allow AT&T to be excused from rules which give them access to AT&T's network." The FCC has until midnight tonight to make a decision, and it currently looks as though the vote would swing in AT&T's favor three to two. Notably, the outfit may have to agree to "stricter regulation over the special-access market, which provides high-volume voice and data services to large commercial customers" if the reprieve is in fact granted. [Warning: read link requires subscription]