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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission
For the Period of May 17, 2001 through May 23, 2001

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


CT01-025 In the Matter of the Complaint filed by David Artz, Plankinton, South Dakota, against Sprint Communications Company L.P. Regarding Unauthorized Switching of Services.

Complainant alleges that his long distance service was switched without his authorization. Complainant requests that he be reimbursed any fees as a result of the unauthorized switch and that he be awarded $1,000.00 as provided by South Dakota law.

Staff Analyst: Mary Healy
Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer
Date Docketed: 05/18/01
Intervention Deadline: N/A

CT01-026 In the Matter of the Complaint filed by Thomas M. Woster, Reliance, South Dakota, against Direct One Com.Long Distance Regarding Unauthorized Telecommunications Charges and Services.

Complainant alleges unauthorized charges for long distance phone services and deceptive marketing practices, since he was unaware that he signed up for phone services when he ordered a product. The complainant requests compensation allowed by SD law, which is $1000.00 from the company, for his time and energy spent in correcting the problem.

Staff Analyst: Charlene Lund
Staff Attorney: Kelly Frazier
Date Docketed: 05/21/01
Intervention Deadline: N/A


EL01-010 In the Matter of the Joint Request for Electric Service Territory Exception between Black Hills Power and Black Hills Electric Cooperative.

Black Hills Power and Black Hills Electric Cooperative have submitted a joint request for approval for relocation of an electric service territory line located in Sections 28 and 29, Township 1N, Range 7E, Black Hills Meridian, Pennington County, South Dakota. A residential subdivision located primarily in the north half of Section 29 is in the process of development. The existing electric service territory line bisects the proposed subdivision. The companies are proposing the change to the territory boundary to avoid duplication of facilities.

Staff Analyst: Michele Farris
Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer
Date Docketed: 05/21/01
Intervention Deadline: 06/08/01


TC01-053 In the Matter of the Filing by Z-Tel Communications, Inc. for an Exemption from Developing Company-Specific Cost-Based Switched Access Rates.

Z-Tel Communications, Inc. has filed a request for an exemption from developing Company-specific cost-based switched access rates. The Company indicates that it does not have the available resources to prepare the type of cost study which might be used to develop switched access rates and, moreover, the expense of such a cost study would far exceed any benefit which may be derived from it.

Staff Analyst: Heather Forney
Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer
Date Docketed: 05/23/01
Intervention Deadline: 06/08/01

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