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As the federal review of the $49 billion DirecTV-AT&T merger winds down, AT&T says that it's ready to make net neutrality concessions in order to seal the deal.

According to the Washington Post, along with offering standalone IPTV broadband plans that might encourage cord-cutting, AT&T said that it would honour a ban on blocking and throttling websites, as well as agree to refrain from paid prioritisation of traffic for websites willing to pay for that.

Naysayers would like AT&T to agree to abide by the commitments for several years, and are asking for low-cost broadband-only plans to be part of the mix, ideally at 25Mbps for $30 per month. AT&T countered with a pledge for 6Mbps for $35 per month. Also at issue are interconnection fees and concerns over who's paying for heavy traffic from the likes of Netflix.