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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission
For the Period of July 06, 2000 through July 12, 2000

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


CT00-083 In the Matter of the Complaint filed by John and Brenda Forman, Pierre, South Dakota, against U S WEST Communications, Inc. and McLeodUSA Telecommunications Services, Inc. Regarding the Failure to Provide Telephone Service.

The complainants requested that phone line and service be moved to a new location on May 12, 2000. On this date, the complainants were informed by U S WEST that "no lines were available" at the new site and the project was in HELD order status. The complainants report they have not received any information on when the lines will be installed and service will be operational. The complainants request that U S WEST provide and follow a completion deadline date for the "facilities hold"; and McLeodUSA assist with the costs of the cellular phone bill.

Staff Analyst: Charlene Lund
Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer
Date Docketed: 07/11/00
Intervention Deadline: NA

CT00-084 In the Matter of the Complaint filed by WorldCom against U S WEST Communications, Inc. Regarding Unauthorized Switching of Services of Janette M. Ball.

WorldCom was named as the Respondent in CT00-068, Janette Ball vs. WorldCom. WorldCom has filed a complaint against U S WEST relating to issues within CT00-068.

Staff Analyst: Leni Healy
Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer
Date Docketed: 07/11/00
Intervention Deadline: NA


TC00-110 In the Matter of the Filing for Approval of a Second Amendment to an Interconnection Agreement between U S WEST Communications, Inc. and Dakota Telecom, Inc.

A second amendment to an interconnection agreement between Dakota Telecom, Inc. and U S WEST Communications, Inc. was filed with the Commission. The Commission approved the original interconnection agreement effective August 28, 1998. A first amendment was filed with the Commission on June 1, 2000, and is pending Commission action. The Second Amendment will add reciprocal compensation language to the original agreement.

Any party wishing to comment on the amendment may do so by filing written comments with the Commission and the parties to the amendment no later than July 31, 2000. Parties to the amendment may file written responses to the comments no later than twenty days after the service of the original comments.

Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer
Date Docketed: 07/10/00
Comments Due: 07/31/00

TC00-111 In the Matter of the Application of IPVoice Communications, Inc. for a Certificate of Authority to Provide Telecommunications Services, Including Local Exchange Services, in South Dakota.

IPVoice Communications, Inc. is seeking a Certificate of Authority to provide resold and facilities based local exchange and interexchange telecommunications services in South Dakota. The applicant intends to offer 1+ and 101XXXX outbound dialing; 800/888 Toll-Free inbound dialing; calling cards; Centrex and/or Centrex-like services; and digital subscriber line, ISDN, and other high capacity line services.

Staff Analyst: Heather Forney
Date Docketed: 07/10/00
Intervention Deadline: 07/28/00

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