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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: 12/06/96 through 12/12/96

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.


TC96-195 Application by Brymar Communications Corporation d/b/a Gerlach Communications, Inc. for a Certificate of Authority to operate as a telecommunications company within the state of South Dakota. (Staff: TH/CH)

Applicant will provide long distance service through MCI's Vnet system. The Applicant will also market prepaid calling cards.

Date Filed: 12/09/96

Intervention Deadline: 12/27/96

TC96-198 Application by NebCom, Inc. for a Certificate of Authority to operate as a telecommunications company within the state of South Dakota. (Staff. HB/CH)

Applicant has purchased twelve exchanges in Nebraska from U S WEST Communications. The exchange of Spencer-Bristow extends into South Dakota providing local exchange service to 12 customers. Nebraska Commission approval was received on May 21, 1996, and the Federal Communications Commission issued its order approving Part 36 (study area waivers), Part 61 (price cap waivers) and ?214 approval on November 15, 1996.

Date Filed: 12/10/96

Intervention Deadline: 12/20/96

TC96-199 Application by U S West Interprise America, Inc., for a Certificate of Authority to provide local exchange and interexchange telecommunications services within the state of South Dakota. (Staff: DJ/KC)

Applicant proposes to offer high speed data communications services such as Private Line Data and fast packet services for the purpose of Network Integration for Local and Wide Area Networks (LANs/WANs).

Date Filed: 12/12/96

Intervention Deadline: 12/27/96


TC96-196 U S WEST Communications filed Exchange and Network Services Tariff and Exchange and Network Services Catalog pages to introduce an option for In Only Direct Inward Dialing (DID) Trunks that allow Reverse Battery Signaling. A reverse battery signaling option will allow customers with Customer Provided Equipment which is not compatible with E&M signaling to use the DID Call Transfer feature. U S WEST has requested an effective date of January 5, 1997. (Staff: DJ/CH)

Date Filed: 12/05/96

Intervention Deadline: 12/27/96

TC96-197 U S WEST Communications filed to offer a multi-product promotion from January 6, 1997, to February 14, 1997. U S WEST will offer the promotions to business and residential customers. (Staff: TH/KC)

Date Filed: 12/09/96

Intervention Deadline: 12/27/96


Cable & Wireless, Inc. filed tariffs to incorporate language regarding Billing to Term; to increase rates for Long Distance, Focus II, Focus III, EXCEL, Venture, VNS, Simplicity, BFB, BFI, and Directory Assistance; and to decrease certain rates for Venture, VNS, Simplicity and Prepaid Calling Card Plan B-Asia Direct. The revisions are effective December 10, 1996.

Date Filed: 12/09/96

AT&T Communications of the Midwest, Inc. filed to change and add language regarding payment of bills in its Message Telecommunications Service tariff. The revisions are effective December 11, 1996.

Date Filed: 12/09/96

WorldCom, Inc. d/b/a LDDS WorldCom filed to increase the rates for Basic Easy Answer Service. The revision is effective January 1, 1997.

Date Filed: 12/11/96

Sprint Communications Company L.P. filed to introduce Sprint Senser College Plan Stand-Alone FONCARD. The revision is effective December 12, 1996.

Date Filed: 12/11/96

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