Some phone access charge rules may be changed.

The Federal Communications Commission proposed to eliminate an exemption from certain telephone access charges for computer-based services and information retrieval systems. The commission allowed the exemption when interstate access rules were established several years ago because of concern that the charges for access to the local telephone networks would hurt such services at a time when they were adjusting to the new rules. But FCC commissioners said the agency had made it clear that the exemption would be temporary.