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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission

For the Period of February 14, 2002 through February 20, 2002

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 report. Phone: 605-773-3705 Fax: 605-773-3809


CT02-006 In the Matter of the Complaint filed by Lillian R. Lehi, Huron, South Dakota, against IDT America, Corp. and WebNet Communications, Inc. Regarding Unauthorized Switching of Services.

Complainant states that she is receiving billings from IDT and WebNet which she did not authorize. Complainant requests that the PUC investigate her complaint and find out why these charges are appearing on her bills. South Dakota law requires the company who authorized the unauthorized billing to pay the consumer $1,000.00.

Staff Analyst: Mary Healy
Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer
Date Docketed: 02/19/02
Intervention Deadline: N/A


TC02-016 In the Matter of the Filing by Z-Tel Communications, Inc. for Approval of Petition for Relief of Certification Requirement to Post Surety Bond.

On March 9, 2001, the Commission issued a Certificate of Authority to Z-Tel Communications, Inc. The Certificate of Authority was issued with the requirement of a continuous $25,000.00 surety bond. The bond has been cancelled by the insurer due to an ultra-conservative review of bond holdings by the United States Fire Insurance Company in the wake of the Enron failure. On February 15, 2002, Z-Tel filed a petition for relief of the company's certification requirement to post a surety bond.

Staff Analyst: Michele M. Farris
Staff Attorney: Kelly Frazier
Date Filed: 02/15/02
Intervention Deadline: 03/08/02

TC02-017 In the Matter of the Filing by McLeodUSA Telecom Development, Inc. for Approval of its Intrastate Switched Access Tariff and for an Exemption from Developing Company Specific Cost-Based Switched Access Rates.

On February 19, 2002, McLeodUSA Telecom Development, Inc. (MTDI) filed for approval of its Switched Access Tariff. The tariff is intended to replace the switched access tariff for Dakota Telecom, Inc. MTDI has also requested that the Commission approve a petition for exemption from the development of company specific cost-based switched access rates consistent with ARSD 20:10:27:11.

Staff Analyst: Michele M. Farris
Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer
Date Filed: 02/19/02
Intervention Deadline: 03/08/02

TC02-018 In the Matter of the Application of Level 3 Communications, LLC for Approval to Expand its Certificate of Authority to Provide Facilities-Based Local Exchange Services in the Service Territory of Beresford Municipal Telephone Co.

On May 5, 1999, the Commission granted Level 3 Communications, LLC (Level 3) authority to provide local exchange services in those areas in South Dakota where U S WEST Communications, Inc. [now Qwest Corporation] is the incumbent local exchange carrier. On February 19, 2002, the Commission received an application from Level 3 to provide facilities-based local exchange services within the service territory of Beresford Municipal Telephone Company.

Staff Analyst: Keith Senger
Staff Attorney: Kelly Frazier
Date Docketed: 2/19/02
Intervention Deadline: 3/08/02


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