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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
Tuesday, September 26, 2000; 9:30 A.M.
State Capitol Building, Room 412
Pierre, South Dakota
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ADDENDUM TO THE AGENDA
1. CT00-096 IN THE MATTER OF THE COMPLAINT FILED BY THERMO BOND BUILDINGS INT'L, INC., ELK POINT, SOUTH DAKOTA, AGAINST QWEST CORPORATION, FORMERLY KNOWN AS U S WEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC., MCI WORLDCOM AND USBI REGARDING UNAUTHORIZED CHARGES AND EXORBITANT RATES AFTER SWITCHING ITS LONG DISTANCE SERVICES TO MCI. (Staff Analyst: Charlene Lund. Staff Attorney: Karen E. Cremer.)
Complainant alleges that USBI and WorldCom Network Services billed for unauthorized long distance services at excessive rates after the complainant had switched all of the business lines over to MCI for long distance services. The complainant alleges that SDCL 49-31-93 was broken and it is requesting that a $1000.00 be paid by the telecommunications company that initiated the unauthorized charges. A hearing in this matter is set for October 3, 2000. On September 6, 2000, USBI filed a Motion to Dismiss with the Commission. On September 19, 2000, the Commission received a Motion for Continuance from USBI. On September 20, 2000, Thermo Bond Buildings, Int'l filed an Objection to Continuance with the Commission.
TODAY, how shall the Commission rule on the Motion to Dismiss? AND, what is the ruling on the Motion for Continuance?
2. CT00-099 IN THE MATTER OF THE COMPLAINT FILED BY JIM AND GEORGIA BACON, CUSTER, SOUTH DAKOTA, AGAINST LIGHTYEAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC. REGARDING UNAUTHORIZED SWITCHING OF SERVICES. (Staff Analyst: Leni Healy. Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer.)
The Complainants claim they did not authorize a switch in their service. The Complainants request "the full dollar amount suitable for this type of case" as relief.
TODAY, if the matter is resolved shall the Commission dismiss the complaint and close the docket?
Qwest has filed for revisions to its Exchange and Network Services Tariff. These revisions are intended to comply with the FCC Twelfth Report and Order expanding the Federal Lifeline and Link-Up programs for qualifying individuals on tribal lands. The filing proposes an effective date of October 1, 2000.
TODAY, shall the Commission approve the proposed tariff revisions?
Deputy Executive Director
September 22, 2000