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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission
For the Period of October 28, 1999 through November 3, 1999

If you need a complete copy of a filing faxed, overnight expressed, or mailed to you, please contact Delaine Kolbo within five business days of this filing. Phone: 605-773-3705 Fax: 605-773-3809


CT99-051 In the Matter of the Complaint filed by Patrick L. Corbin, Rapid City, South Dakota, against U S WEST Communications, Inc. Regarding Delayed Installation of Telephone Service.

Mr. Corbin states that on September 8, 1999, he requested service installation for their new address. U S WEST promised an installation date of September 10, 1999. They still do not have service. The Complainant requests that U S WEST should establish one person to be responsible for an account, compensate the Complainants for their time and inconvenience, and make U S WEST aware that "they are dealing with human beings who have feelings and needs."

Staff Analyst: Leni Healy
Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer
Date Filed: 11/01/99
Intervention Deadline: NA

CT99-052 In the Matter of the Complaint filed by Scott and Tami Jung, Aberdeen, South Dakota, against Qwest Communications, Inc. Regarding Unauthorized Switching of Services.

On November 2, 1999, the Commission received a complaint from Scott and Tami Jung alleging that their long distance service was switched without authorization. The Complainants request compensation deemed to be fair and legal.

Staff Analyst: Leni Healy
Staff Attorney: Camron Hoseck
Date Filed: 11/02/99
Intervention Deadline: NA


RM99-002 In the Matter of the Establishment of Revised Rules.

On November 1, 1999, the Commission voted to open a rulemaking docket for purposes of amending certain rules regarding telecommunications, electricity and natural gas. Proposed changes to telecommunications rules, for example, include amending the Commission's probable cause determination procedures, certificate of authority territory designations, advertising included with gas and electric bills, and modification of the scope and application of general telecommunications company rules.

Staff Analyst: All Staff
Staff Attorney: Camron Hoseck
Date Docketed: 11/03/99


TC99-103 In the Matter of the Filing by U S WEST Communications, Inc. for Approval of an Interconnection Agreement between U S WEST Communications, Inc. and JATO Communications Corp.

U S WEST Communications, Inc. and JATO Communications, Corp. filed an interconnection agreement for Commission approval on October 28, 1999. The agreement is negotiated and sets forth the terms, conditions and prices under which U S WEST agrees to provide services for resale, certain unbundled network elements, ancillary functions and additional features to JATO Communications Corp. for its offering and provisioning of telecommunications services. The agreement also sets forth the terms, conditions and prices under which the parties agree to interconnect and pay reciprocal compensation for the exchange of local traffic.

Any party wishing to comment on the amendment to the agreement may do so by filing written comments with the Commission and the parties to the agreement no later than November 19, 1999. Parties to the amendment may file written responses to the comments within twenty days of service of the comments.

Staff attorney: Camron Hoseck
Date filed: 10/28/99
Comments due: 11/19/99

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