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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION MEETING
Thursday, December 11, 1997; 10:00 A.M.
Room 423, State Capitol Building
Pierre, South Dakota
NOTE: If you wish to join this meeting by conference call, please contact the Commission at 605-773-3201 by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 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
IN THE MATTER OF THE FILINGS BY THE FOLLOWING TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES FOR DESIGNATION AS ELIGIBLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIERS:
TC97-068 - VIVIAN TELEPHONE COMPANY D/B/A GOLDEN WEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
TC97-069 - GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE, INC.
TC97-070 - VALLEY CABLE & SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
TC97-071 - VALLEY TELECOMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION, INC.
TC97-073 - SIOUX VALLEY TELEPHONE COMPANY
TC97-074 - MOUNT RUSHMORE TELEPHONE COMPANY
TC97-075 - FORT RANDALL TELEPHONE COMPANY
TC97-077 - INTRASTATE TELEPHONE COMPANY, INC.
TC97-078 - INTERSTATE TELECOMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE, INC.
TC97-080 - WEST RIVER COOPERATIVE TELEPHONE COMPANY
TC97-081 - STATELINE TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
TC97-083 - ACCENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
TC97-084 - JAMES VALLEY COOPERATIVE TELEPHONE COMPANY
TC97-085 - HEARTLAND COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
TC97-086 - MIDSTATE TELEPHONE COMPANY, INC.
TC97-087 - BALTIC TELECOM COOPERATIVE
TC97-088 - EAST PLAINS TELECOM, INC.
TC97-089 - WESTERN TELEPHONE COMPANY
TC97-090 - STOCKHOLM-STRANDBURG TELEPHONE COMPANY
TC97-092 - KENNEBEC TELEPHONE CO., INC.
TC97-093 - JEFFERSON TELEPHONE CO., INC.
TC97-094 - Sully Buttes Telephone COOPERATIVE, INC.
TC97-095 - VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
TC97-096 - SANCOM, INC.
TC97-097 - SANBORN TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE
TC97-098 - BERESFORD MUNICIPAL TELEPHONE CO.
TC97-099 - ROBERTS COUNTY TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION
TC97-100 - RC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
TC97-101 - SPLITROCK PROPERTIES, INC.
TC97-102 - SPLITROCK TELECOM COOPERATIVE, INC.
TC97-105 - TRI-COUNTY TELECOM, INC.
TC97-108 - FAITH MUNICIPAL TELEPHONE COMPANY
TC97-113 - ARMOUR INDEPENDENT TELEPHONE COMPANY
TC97-114 - BRIDGEWATER-CANISTOTA INDEPENDENT TELEPHONE COMPANY
TC97-115 - UNION TELEPHONE COMPANY
TC97-117 - MCCOOK COOPERATIVE TELEPHONE COMPANY
TC97-121 - KADOKA TELEPHONE COMPANY
TC97-125 - BROOKINGS MUNICIPAL TELEPHONE
TC97-130 - HANSON COMMUNICATIONS INC. D/B/A HANSON COUNTY TELEPHONE COMPANY
TC97-131 - HANSON COMMUNICATIONS INC. D/B/A MCCOOK TELECOM
TC97-154 - WEST RIVER TELECOMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE
TC97-155 - MOBRIDGE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CO.
TC97-163 - U S WEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
TC97-167 - THREE RIVER TELCO
TC97-176 - DICKEY RURAL TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE
TC97-177 - DICKEY RURAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
TC97-179 - NEBCOM, INC.
TC97-180 - RED RIVER TELECOM, INC.
TC97-182 - VALLEY TELEPHONE COMPANY
TC97-183 - FARMERS MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY
TC97-184 - CHEYENNE RIVER SIOUX TRIBE TELEPHONE AUTHORITY
TC97-185 - CONSOLIDATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE
TC97-186 - CTC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
The Commission received requests from the above captioned telecommunications companies requesting designation as eligible telecommunications carriers.
The Commission electronically transmitted notice of the filings and the intervention deadlines to interested individuals and entities. On June 27, 1997, the Commission received a Petition to Intervene from Dakota Telecommunications Systems, Inc. (DTS) and Dakota Telecom, Inc.(DTI) with reference to Fort Randall Telephone Company (Docket TC97-075). On July 15, 1997, a regularly scheduled meeting, the Commission granted intervention to DTS and DTI in Docket TC97-075. No other Petitions to Intervene were filed. The Commission held a public hearing for the above captioned dockets TC97-068 through TC97-167 on November 19, 1997, and a second public hearing for the above captioned dockets TC97-176 through TC97-186 on December 2, 1997.
Today, shall the Commission grant the above captioned telecommunications companies designation as eligible telecommunications carriers? And, what service areas shall be established by the Commission?
William Bullard Jr.
December 5, 1997