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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission
For the Period of April 05, 2001 through April 11 , 2001

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CT01-014 In the Matter of the Complaint filed by S&S Communications, Aberdeen, South Dakota, against MCIWorldCom Regarding Billing, Poor Service and Unethical Behavior.

Complainant alleges that MCIWorldCom (MCI) has overbilled S&S Communications' (S&S) corporate account for the months of January through November 2000; MCI has direct billed S&S customers for unauthorized service at casual rates; MCI has provided poor service, slow or no switching of S&S subscriber base orders, not provided MCI LOA forms and proper information; MCI has stalled and mis-provisioned S&S dedicated T-1 facilities; MCI has frozen S&S service orders and its corporate account; and that MCI has performed in an overall unethical manner in its treatment of S&S and its customers. The complainant requests that MCI refund or credit S&S for the over charges; refund all monies that S&S paid as a result of the alleged unauthorized direct billings of its customers; that the Commission hold MCI accountable for its actions according to state and federal law; compensation for the delay in transitioning its dedicated facilities; that MCI compensate S&S for administration costs, lost revenues, and expenses relating to the complaint issue; and that the Commission bar MCI from disconnecting S&S and its customers before the Commission can rule on the merits of the complaint filed.

Staff Analyst: Heather Forney
Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer
Date Docketed: 04/05/01
Intervention Deadline: N/A


TC01-037 In the Matter of the Application of Local Telcom Holdings, LLC d/b/a Transpoint Communications for a Certificate of Authority to Provide Interexchange Telecommunications Services in South Dakota.

Local Telcom Holdings, LLC d/b/a Transpoint Communications is seeking a Certificate of Authority to provide non-facilities-based and resold interexchange telecommunications services indiscriminately to both residential and business class customers throughout the entire state of South Dakota.

Staff Analyst: Keith Senger
Staff Attorney: Kelly Frazier
Date Docketed: 04/06/01
Intervention Deadline: 04/27/01

TC01-038 In the Matter of the Request by McCook Cooperative Telephone Company for a Waiver of a Requirement to File a Switched Access Cost Study.

McCook Cooperative Telephone Company (McCook) filed a request to waive ARSD 20:10:27:07 which requires a company to submit "cost data in support of its switched access service tariff no less than once every three years." McCook acquired the telephone assets of Hanson Communications, Inc., which included the Salem and Alexandria exchanges, effective January 1, 2001. Alexandria prior to the transfer was an average schedule company. There is thus no cost data available for that exchange at the present time. McCook is required to file cost data this year under the requirements of the above rule, but only for the Salem exchange. McCook requests a one year waiver to enable McCook to file one cost study on behalf of all of its exchanges. It would be more economical for McCook to submit one cost study that includes all of its exchanges, rather than filing for only the Salem exchange. McCook is a member of the Local Exchange Carrier Association, as was Hanson Communications.

Staff Analyst: Harlan Best
Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer
Date Docketed: 04/06/01
Intervention Deadline: 04/27/01

TC01-039 In the Matter of the Filing by Qwest Corporation for Approval of Revisions to its Exchange and Network Services Tariff.

Qwest Corporation has filed revisions to its Exchange and Network Services Tariff for approval. The revisions are intended to enhance the offerings of Digital Switched Service and offer Qwest customers more options.

Staff Analyst: Heather Forney
Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer
Date Docketed: 04/09/01
Intervention Deadline: 04/27/01

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