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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: 08/08/97 through 08/21/97

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.


TC97-140 Application by One Call Telecom, Inc. for a Certificate of Authority to operate as a telecommunications company within the state of South Dakota. (Staff: TS/TZ)

"OCT, Inc. will provide telecommunications services including local exchange services, intraLATA services and interLATA services on a reseller basis. The specific products and services are set forth in the U S WEST Service Resale Agreement to which One Call is presently a party in Minnesota."

Date Filed: 08/08/97
Intervention Deadline: 09/05/97

TC97-141 Application by International Telecommunications Corp. d/b/a Discount Direct Dialing for a Certificate of Authority to operate as a telecommunications company within the state of South Dakota. (Staff: TS/TZ)

"ITC presently provides interstate "switchless resale" in several states. ITC is extending its service to meet the intrastate needs of its customers in several states and is filing the requiesite applications in all other states to be certified as required. ITC proposes to provide service throughout the state."

Date Filed: 08/08/97
Intervention Deadline: 09/05/97

TC97-144 Application by USN Communications Long Distance, Inc. for a Certificate of Authority to operate as a telecommunications company within the state of South Dakota. (Staff: DJ/KC)

"Applicant seeks authority to offer a full range of 1+ interexchange telecommunications services on a resale basis. Specifically, Applicant seeks authority to provide MTS, out-WATS, in-WATS services, and Calling Card services. Applicant does not intend to provide operator services, 900 or 700 services."

Date Filed: 08/15/97
Intervention Deadline: 09/05/97

TC97-145 Application by VoCall Communications Corp. for a Certificate of Authority to operate as a telecommunications company within the state of South Dakota. (Staff: DJ/CH)

"Applicant proposes to operate as a reseller of 1+ toll services (including MTS, 1+, 800 and 888, Out WATS, Travel Cards) as well as offer prepaid calling card services."

Date Filed: 08/18/97
Intervention Deadline: 09/05/97


TC97-142 Raymond & Genene Sand d/b/a Sand Construction vs U S WEST Communications. "Our complaint is in reference to telephone line location and moving line for Project AIP 3-46-0048-21 Rapid City Regional Airport County Road Relocation, County Road C232, and Construct Runway 14 Safety Area, Pennington County.

Bid date for this project was May 9, 1997. At that time or before, the affected utilities were aware that utility relocation would be necessary. A pre-construction meeting was held on May 30, 1997. U S WEST representative Dennis Serfling was present. Raymond Sand stated that he would like to begin the project as soon as possible--at least by June 9th. Dennis Serfling said U S WEST was waiting for cable to arrive for the fiber optic line move and that expected arrival was June 3, 1997, after which they would proceed to install it. Sand Construction notified One Call Notification shortly after the meeting as a precautionary measure. We were issued ticket #23361. The project owners' project paperwork was not competed as rapidly as expected; therefore, Sand Construction didn't begin work until June 16, 1997. The telephone line relocation work in the county road work area was not completed, we had no choice o try to work around it....We submit that Sand Construction has suffered losses due to the delay in utility relocation by U S WEST. We request recovery of these losses from U S WEST." (Staff: SW/KC)

Date Filed: 08/08/97
Intervention Deadline: NA

TC97-146 Terry Nagel vs U S WEST Communications. "On the morning of June 10, 1997, I called U S WEST to begin telephone service.

At that time, they said a connector would be sent in 2 days to service us. No one arrived. When we called back, they said a new line would have to be run. (Our residence had a previous phone number, but it had been disconnected.) They estimated a target date of June 30. Another call, after that date stated July 30, work was back logged. Another call on August 1st now pushed a connect date to September 12, because they did not have cable on hand. This is over 3 months from the date of first contact. They did offer us a credit or a cellular phone. But because of the location of our house between two mountains, that type of phone is inoperable....[I ask the Commission to] fine U S WEST perday of no service and to get us a financial settlement for our inconvience. We are only here until August 12, 1997, we will be returning to our other home..." (Staff: LH/KC)

Date Filed: 08/15/97
Intervention Deadline: NA


TC97-143 U S WEST Communications is planning to offer a promotion to toll customers beginning September 4, 1997.

The promotion will be targeted to residential customers currently using direct dialing and business customers using direct dialing or Optional Calling Plans. Customers subscribing to this Plan will be charged a monthly rate for which they receive unlimited toll usage on their intrastate intraLATA station-to-station calls....Customers must enroll in the promotion within 60 days of the effective tariff date and will be offered this rate up to December 31, 1998. U S WEST reserves the right to discontinue the promotion prior to that date. Qualifying customers will be called via a telemarketing firm or through direct mail notification. (Staff: DJ/CH)

Date Filed: 08/15/97
Intervention Deadline: 08/29/97