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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION MEETING
July 18, 1997; 10:00 A.M.
State Capitol Building, Room 412
Pierre, South Dakota
NOTE: If you wish to join this meeting by conference call, please contact the Commission at 605-773-3201 by 9:00 a.m. on July 18, 1997.
NOTE: Notice is further given to persons with disabilities that this Commission meeting is being held in a physically accessible place. If you have special needs, please notify the Commission and we will make all necessary arrangements.
AGENDA OF THE AD HOC COMMISSION MEETING
1. TC97-062 IN THE MATTER OF THE FILING BY DAKOTA TELECOM, INC., DAKOTA TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC., AND DAKOTA COOPERATIVE TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC., FOR INTERCONNECTION WITH FORT RANDALL TELEPHONE COMPANY. (Staff Analyst: Harlan Best. Staff Attorney: Camron Hoseck.)
On or about June 1, 1997, Dakota Telecom, Inc., Dakota Telecommunications Systems, Inc., and Dakota Cooperative Telecommunications, Inc. (collectively Dakota) sent a bona fide request for interconnection services to Fort Randall Telephone Company. Pursuant to the requirements of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, a party making a bona fide request of a rural telephone company is required to notify the appropriate state Commission. On July 8, 1997, the Commission received a request for Declaratory Ruling and Discovery of Fort Randall Telephone Company. A July 15 meeting the Commission granted interventions to SDITC.
TODAY, shall the Commission approve the request for Declaratory Ruling? And, shall the Commission approve the request for Discovery?
July 17, 1997