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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission

State Capitol 500 E. Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Phone: (800) 332-1782
Fax: (605) 773-3809

These are the telecommunications service filings that the Commission has received for the period of: 07/11/97 through 07/17/97

If you need a complete copy of a filing faxed, overnight expressed, or mailed to you, please contact Delaine Kolbo within five days of this filing.


TC97-132 Application by Southwestern Bell Communications Services, Inc. d/b/a Southwestern for a Certificate of Authority to operate as a telecommunications company within the state of South Dakota. (Staff: TS/TZ)

"Applicant seeks statewide authority to offer a full line of inbound, outbound, conference, directory assistance, calling card, prepaid calling card, and private line services to business customers and residential customers...Initially, the Applicant will not offer alternative operator services."

Date Filed: 07/14/97
Intervention Deadline: 08/01/97


TC97-133 The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority moves that the Commission clarify whether local exchange carriers must request that the Commission designate them as eligible telecommunications carriers so that the local exchange carriers may receive federal universal service support under 47 U.S.C. § 214(e). "[U]nder § 214(e)(2), the Commission may determine whether common carriers meet the requirements of § 214(e)(1) in order to designate them as ETCs, or it may consider a request that the Commission designate a common carrier as an ETC, based upon the common carrier's own assertions.

In any event, unless a local exchange carrier receives a designation by the state as an ETC, the local exchange carrier may not receive federal universal service support...In other words, Congress has placed the burden upon the Commission to designate which local exchange carriers are ETCs and thereby eligible for federal universal service support....In light of the two options in the Telecommunications Act -- the Commission's designation of ETCs on its own motion, or requests by individual local exchange carriers for such designation -- and in light of the requirement that local exchange carriers obtain designation as ETCs in order to receive federal universal support, the Telephone Authority respectfully requests that the Commission issue an order clarifying the procedures local exchange carriers in South Dakota should follow in order to obtain ETC designation." Interested parties may file comments with the Commission and the Telephone Authority by July 25, 1997.

Date Filed: 07/17/97
Comments Due: 07/25/97