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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: 09/19/97 through 09/25/97

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.


TC97-160 Application by Sterling International Funding, Inc. d/b/a Reconex for a Certificate of Authority to operate as a telecommunications company within the state of South Dakota. (Staff: TS/KC)

"Petitioner, Sterling International Funding, d/b/a ReconexTM is affiliated with Ameritel Corporation, a residential dial tone service provider which has been operating since 1992. As the leader in the prepaid dial tone industry, Applicant and its affiliate, have provided high quality local exchange service to thousands of customers. Reconex is an alternative telephone company primarily furnishing prepaid local dial tone service to individuals who have had their telepone disconnected, have voluntarily left their local exchange provider, or for money management reasons prefer to address their local calling needs in a prepaid fashion at a set fee, which represents their bottom line cost. Applicant proposes to offer service in the area and exchanges currently being served by the existing incumbent local exchange carrier, U S WEST."

Date Filed: 09/24/97
Intervention Deadline: 10/10/97

TC97-161 Application by SBR, Inc. for a Certificate of Authority to operate as a telecommunications company within the state of South Dakota. (Staff: TS/CH)

"Applicant is a switchless reseller which intends to offer 1+ direct dialing, 800 toll free, and travel card (no prepaid calling cards) service through the resale of telephone services provided by facilities-based interexchange carriers."

Date Filed: 09/25/97
Intervention Deadline: 10/10/97


TC97-159 Jefferson Telephone Co. (Jefferson) and Jefferson Communications, LLC jointly apply to the Commission for approval of the sale of the Jefferson stock to Jefferson Communications.

Jefferson would continue to operate and provide local telephone service under its existing Certificate of Authority after the stock sale. The sale is scheduled to close by December 31, 1997. FCC approval is not required. Therefore, the applicants respectfully request expedited treatment of this matter by the Commission to permit closing by that date. (Staff: DJ/CH)

Date Filed: 09/23/97
Intervention Deadline: 10/10/97