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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
Thursday, April 1, 1999; 2:00 P.M.
State Capitol Building, Room 412, Pierre, South Dakota
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AGENDA OF THE AD HOC MEETING
1. TC99-030 IN THE MATTER OF THE FCC ORDER ESTABLISHING NEW DEADLINES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF INTRALATA DIALING PARITY BY LOCAL EXCHANGE CARRIERS. (Staff Analyst: Harlan Best. Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer.)
On March 23, 1999, the Federal Communications Commission issued an order establishing new deadlines for implementation of intraLATA dialing parity by local exchange carriers. In the Matters of Implementation of the Local Competition Provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996; Petition of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, Pacific Bell, and Nevada Bell for Expedited Declaratory Ruling on Interstate IntraLATA Toll Dialing Parity or, in the Alternative, Various Other Relief, CC Docket No. 96-98, FCC 99-54 (released March 23, 1999). The order states that "[n]o later than April 22, 1999, all LECs must file intraLATA toll dialing parity plans with the state regulatory commission for each state in which the LEC provides telephone exchange service if a plan has not yet been filed with such state commission. Once a state commission has approved a plan, the LEC must implement plan no later than 30 days after the date on which the plan is approved." A ad hoc meeting on March 30, 1999, the Commission voted to open a docket and establish a procedural schedule in this matter and took the matter of whether to issue guidelines under advisement.
TODAY, shall the Commission issue guidelines for intraLATA toll dialing parity plans?
William Bullard, Jr.
March 31, 1999