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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: 11/28/96 through 12/05/96

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.


TC96-191 Application by Affinity Marketing Strategies LLC d/b/a Funding Our Future for a Certificate of Authority to operate as a telecommunications company within the state of South Dakota. (Staff: TH/CH)

Applicant proposes to offer both inbound and outbound long distance services. The Applicant will marke services through Catholic dioceses, parishes, institutions and organizations.

Date Filed: 12/02/96
Intervention Deadline: 12/20/96

TC96-193 Application by VENDORMATIC, INC. d/b/a HSS Vendind Distributors for a Certificate of Authority to operate as a telecommunications company within the state of South Dakota. (Staff. TH/CH)

Applicant seeks "to operate as a switch-based reseller of intraLATA and interLATA telecommunications services and to provide operator-assisted service...".

Date Filed: 12/05/96
Intervention Deadline: 12/20/96


TC96-190 PAM Oil, Inc. and U S WEST Communications, Inc. jointly filed a negotiated service resale agreement with the Commission for its approval. (Staff: KC)

Any person wishing to comment on the parties' request for approval may do so by filing written comments with the Commission and the parties to the agreement no later than December 23, 1996. Parties to the agreement may file written responses to the comments no later than January 13, 1997.

Date Filed: 12/02/96
Responses due: 12/23/96


TC96-194 The Commission received a Joint Motion For Local Telecommunications Carrier Participation In The Western Region Telephone Number Portability, LLC submitted by U S WEST Communications, Inc., MCI Telecommunications Corporation, Teleport Communications Group, and AT&T Communications Of The Mountain States, Inc.

"The Commission should issue a decision allowing incumbent and potential providers in South Dakota to participate in the Western Region Telephone Number Portability, LLC to provide the most cost effective solution to LNP. The Commission decision should be issued as soon as possible to allow for providers not already participating in the LLC as a result of some other state's action to participate in the selection of the vendor prior to December 16, 1996."

Date Filed: 12/05/96
To be heard at: 12/09/96 Commission meeting


GTE Card Services Incorporated d/b/a GTE Long Distance filed to introduce two new services, GTE Easy Savings Flat Rate Plan for Business and GTE Easy Savings Flat Rate Plus Plan for Business. The filing also clarifies the terms of existing GTE Easy Savings Plans. The revisions are effective December 2, 1996.

Date Filed: 12/02/96

Touch 1 Communications, Inc. filed to increase the returned check charge and to modify text. The revisions are effective December 8, 1996.

Date Filed: 12/03/96

LCI International Telecom Corp. filed to introduce Option T; to change the rates on Simple, Fair and Inexpensive; and to add two new promotions, LCI Home 800 Promotion and WorldCard Plus Promotion. The revisions are effective December 9, 1996.

Date Filed: 12/05/96

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