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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
Thursday, August 15, 2002; 2:30 P.M.
State Capitol Building, Room 412, Pierre, South Dakota
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ADDENDUM TO THE AGENDA
1. TC02-062 IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF DAKOTA COMMUNITY TELEPHONE, INC. AND MCLEODUSA TELECOM DEVELOPMENT, INC. FOR APPROVAL OF THE TRANSFER OF ITS STOCK TO PRAIRIEWAVE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (Staff Analyst: Harlan Best. Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer.)
On June 17, 2002, Dakota Community Telephone, Inc. and McLeodUSA Telecom Development, Inc. (collectively, Petitioners), requested Commission approval of a transaction whereby the stock of the Petitioners will be acquired by PrairieWave Communications, Inc. Contemporaneous with the closing of this transaction, Petitioners will file with the Secretary of State to change the names of Dakota Community Telephone, Inc. to PrairieWave Community Telephone, Inc. and McLeodUSA Telecom Development, Inc. to PrairieWave Telecommunications, Inc. The transaction will result in the sale by the McLeodUSA Telecommunications group to PrairieWave Communications, Inc. of the following local telephone exchanges: Alsen, Beresford Rural, Chancellor, Davis, Flyger, Gayville, Hurley, Irene, Lennox, Monroe, Parker, Volin, Wakonda, Worthing, Canton, Centerville, Colman, Elk Point, Flandreau, Harrisburg, Madison, North Sioux City, Tea, Viborg, Watertown and Yankton (McLeod local exchanges). A hearing in this matter was held in Viborg on August 12, 2002. At the hearing, the Commission granted Petitioners' motion to amend the Petition to add Davis as one of the local exchanges to be approved for sale.
TODAY, shall the Commission approve the proposed sale to PrairieWave Communications, Inc. of each of the McLeod local exchanges?
Deputy Executive Director
August 13, 2002