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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
Thursday, December 27, 2001; 1:30 P.M.
State Capitol Building, Cactus Conference Room
Pierre, South Dakota
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AGENDA OF THE AD HOC MEETING
1. TC01-098 IN THE MATTER OF DETERMINING PRICES FOR UNBUNDLED NETWORK ELEMENTS (UNES) IN QWEST CORPORATION'S STATEMENT OF GENERALLY AVAILABLE TERMS (SGAT). (Staff Analyst: Harlan Best. Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer.)
On July 27, 2001, Qwest Corporation (Qwest) filed a petition for the purpose of determining Qwest's forward looking costs to be used in setting the prices for the elements and services contained in Qwest's Statement of Generally Available Terms (SGAT) and setting a scheduling conference for the purpose of adopting a procedural schedule for the orderly progression of this filing. Qwest filed its most recent South Dakota specific total element long run incremental cost (TELRIC) studies for those Unbundled Network Elements offered in Qwest's SGAT. Qwest is not generally seeking changes to those prices already established by this Commission in the AT&T Arbitration (TC96-184). Qwest recommends that this Commission declare those previously established prices to be Qwest's permanent TELRIC-based wholesale prices. For those services that were not addressed in previous pricing decisions of this Commission, Qwest offers its cost studies and supporting materials in support of the prices depicted in its filing. Qwest will not seek cost recovery for its Operations Support Systems until testing of said systems has been successfully completed. Qwest proposes a series of informal workshops to precede the preparation and filing of more formal positions of Staff and any other interested party. At these workshops Qwest will explain and, if requested, provide "hands-on" assistance for the use of its Integrated Cost Model and other cost models. Following the workshop phase, Qwest then proposes that the case move to a more formal schedule that provides for direct and rebuttal testimony and an evidentiary hearing on those issues remaining after the informal workshop process is completed. AT&T was granted intervention. On December 20, Commission Staff proposed contracts with QSI Consulting for preparation and presentation of testimony in this docket.
TODAY, shall the Commission approve the proposed contract with QSI for $63,220.00?
On October 25, 2001, Qwest Corporation filed with the Commission a Petition For Commission Recommendation That The Federal Communications Commission Grant Qwest Corporation Entry Into The In-Region InterLATA Market Under Section 271 Of The Telecommunications Act Of 1996. Specifically, Qwest Corporation requests that this Commission find, based upon the record presented, that Qwest Corporation has met the competitive checklist and other requirements of 47 U.S.C. Section 271, which prescribe the mechanism by which Qwest Corporation may be found eligible to provide in-region interLATA services and rely upon that finding to provide a favorable recommendation to the Federal Communications Commission. In support of its petition, Qwest Corporation submitted 25 affidavits, a revised Statement of Generally Available Terms, and 7 Reports submitted in the Seven-State Process. Black Hills FiberCom, Midcontinent Communications, and AT&T were granted intervention on November 27, 2001. On December 20, Commission Staff proposed contracts with QSI Consulting for preparation and presentation of testimony in this docket.
TODAY, shall the Commission approve the proposed contract with QSI for $35,110.00?
Deputy Executive Director
December 20, 2001