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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission

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: 05/29/98 through 06/04/98

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.


TC98-109 A April 22, 1998, regularly scheduled meeting, the Public Utilities Commission (Commission) voted to open a docket concerning the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Implementation of the Pay Telephone Reclassification and Compensation Provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 Report and Order (Report and Order) of September 20, 1996, which required the Commission to establish a policy on public interest payphones by September 20, 1998.

The FCC concluded that the primary responsibility for administering and funding of public interest payphone programs should be left to the states. The FCC's definition of a "public interest telephone" is a payphone which (1) fulfills a public policy objective in health, safety, or public welfare, (2) is not provided for a location provider with an existing contract for the provision of a payphone, and (3) would not otherwise exist as a result of the operation of the competitive marketplace. Report and Order, FCC 96-388, ? 282. To initiate this procedure, the Commission is requesting written comments from telecommunications companies and other interested persons and entities on whether the Commission needs to take any measures to ensure that payphones serving important public interests will continue to exist in light of the elimination of subsidies and other competitive provisions established pursuant to Section 276 of the 1996 Act. Written comments shall be filed with the Commission on or before June 19, 1998. Following the filing of comments, the Commission will determine what action, if any, needs to be taken. (Staff: HB/KC)

Date Opened: 06/01/98
Comments Due By: 06/19/98


TC98-110 Application by Net2000 Group, Inc. for a Certificate of Authority to operate as a telecommunications company within the state of South Dakota. (Staff: TS/EM)

"Net2000 proposes to offer a full range of 1+ interexchange services, including, but not limited to, MTS, private line, WATS, calling card, prepaid calling card, toll free, ISDN, and frame relay service products."

Date Filed: 06/01/98
Intervention Deadline: 06/19/98


TC98-090 In The Matter Of The Establishment Of Switched Access Rates For The Local Exchange Carrier Association (LECA). (Staff: HB/KC)

On behalf of its member companies, LECA submitted revised tariff pages implementing the cost study revenue requirement that was filed by each member company. This revision includes the revenue requirements of Beresford Municipal Telephone Company, Union Telephone Company, Baltic Telecom Cooperative and Golden West Telecom Cooperative.

Date Filed: 05/29/98
Intervention Deadline: 06/19/98


TC98-111 Dakota Telecom, Inc. is requesting that the Commission designate it as an Eligible Telecommunications Company, as that term is used in 47 USC 214(e)(1), for the following South Dakota exchanges: Centerville (552) and Viborg (766).

Fort Randall Telephone Company is currently designated as an Eligible Telecommunications Company in the Centerville and Viborg exchanges. (Staff: HB/CH)

Date Filed: 06/04/98
Intervention Deadline: 06/19/98