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State Capitol 500 E. Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Phone: (605) 773-3705
Fax: (605) 773-3809

These are the telecommunications service filings that the Commission has received for the period of: 01/30/98 through 02/05/98

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.


TC98-015 Application by FaciliCom International, L.L.C. for a Certificate of Authority to operate as a telecommunications company within the state of South Dakota. (Staff: TS/CH)

"Petitioner will initially provide (i) dedicated access service to telecommunications carriers and commercial customers, and (ii) prepaid card service to and from all points within the state of South Dakota to residential and business customers, and may, at sometime in the future, add resold direct-dialed message and credit card service offerings to business and residential customers, or other service offerings consistent with its business interests and subscriber demand."

Date Filed: 02/02/98
Intervention Deadline: 02/20/98


TC98-016 Keith Glanzer vs U S WEST Communications.

"We purchased a computer for home and business use in August of 1997/ At the same time we signed up for internet service for the information available and mail. Upon several attempts it was discovered that internet use was not possible over our phone line with U S WEST. U S WEST technicians checked our line and said it was fairly good considering our location. We also found out that a standard phone line does not have a guarantee data rate. On Oct. 28, 1997, we ordered an ISDN line which the U S WEST salesperson told us was available. After repeated calls U S WEST told us on Jan. 1, 1998, that no ISDN line could be provided to us. I am a Pioneer Seed Salesperson and during this time Pioneer has the sales staff migrated to laptop PCs with on line communication with Pioneer. After receiving training and the laptop it was discovered (after several days of customer support with Pioneer) that it was impossible to utilize this system due to our poor phone line. At this point in time U S WEST seems unwilling to upgrade the Slick 40 serving our area or improve the cable plant. Consequently our need for a good quality phone line seems impossible to achieve in U S WEST service area. I would ask the PUC that they would apply pressure to U S WEST to improve our phone line so that we might have acceptable levels of data transmission." (Staff: SW/KC)

Date Filed: 01/30/98
Intervention Deadline: NA