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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission

State 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: 07/26/96 through 08/01/96
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.


TC96-150 Complaint of U S WEST Communications, Inc. (USWC) concerning the unauthorized construction of telecommunications facilities in the Centerville and Vermillion exchanges operated and owned by USWC.

"To the best of USWC's information and belief, Dakota Cooperative Telecommunications (DCT) and/or Dakota Telecommunications Systems, Inc. (DTS) have begun to connect telecommunications services in USWC's Centerville and Vermillion exchanges. The Affidavit of Larry D. Miller, USWC's Manager, Local Network Operations, Yankton, South Dakota, describes the installation of three telephone service facilities to customers located in USWC's Centerville and Vermillion exchanges. SDCL 49-31-21 requires that before a telecommunications company commences construction of a telecommunications facilitiy outside its lawful local exchange territory, it must apply for authority to do so. Neither DCT nor DTS have made the necessary applications consistent with this statutory section for the Centerville and Vermillion exchanges....ARSD chapter 20:10:25 is intended to implement the statutory requirements of SDCL 49-31-21. Neither DCT nor DTS have complied with the notice requirements of ARSD 20:10:25:02 or the additional requirements in ARSD 20:10:25:04 regarding the construction of facilities in either the Centerville or Vermillion exchanges. Both the applicable statute and implementing rules contemplate Commission action approving the construction of the telecommunications facility before construction is initiated. Construction of the telecommunications facility in the Centerville and Vermillion exchanges began without Commission approval of the construction. The on-site visit to the Vermillion exchange location...revealed that USWC telecommunications facilities had been disconnected and removed from the building....It is noted that since SDCL 49-32-2 provides that it is a Class 2 misdemeanor to maliciously disconnect telecommunications facilities which are legally erected, it appears that as to [the Vermillion] location...the statute may have been violated. WHEREFORE, USWC requests that the Commission order DCT and [DTS] to cease construction of the telecommunications facilities until such time as the Commission approves the construction after hearing and application of the appropriate legal standards to the construction of facilities." (Staff: HB/CH)

Date Filed: 07/29/96


TC96-151 Application by NYNEX Long Distance Company for a Certificate of Authority to operate as a telecommunications company within the State of South Dakota. (Staff: TH/KC)

The applicant "proposes to operate as a switchless reseller to provide long distance telecommunications services to South Dakota consumers, using the facilities and services of Sprint Communications Co., L.P. and perhaps other carriers."

Date Filed: 07/31/96
Intervention Deadline: 08/16/96


MCI Telecommunications Corporation filed to introduce the Friends & Family Option C and to reduce the Friends & Family Option B discount. The revisions are effective August 5, 1996.

Date Filed: 07/26/96

IXC Long Distance, Inc. filed to introduce Prepaid Calling Service, to introduce Casual Calling, to introduce Operator Services, to make miscellaneous text revisions, and to reduce per minute usage rates for Dial Access 1+ Service, Switched Termination 800 Service, and Dedicated Termination 800 Service. These revisions are effective July 31, 1996.

Date Filed: 07/30/96

WorldCom, Inc. d/b/a LDDS WorldCom filed to add language to the WorldCom Extended Service Plan and to add two new Promotions which are WorldCom Advantage Plus Promo and Bottom Line Business Promo. The revisions are effective August 2, 1996.

Date Filed: 07/31/96

WorldCom Network Services, Inc. d/b/a WilTel Network Services filed to correct an error that was made in its WilMAX Universal Service rates. The revision is effective on August 2, 1996.

Date Filed: 08/01/96

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