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Notice of Change of Location of Meeting

South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting

Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at 1:30 P.M.
State Capitol Building, Room 468
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 January 16, 2004.

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.


Consumer Issues

1. CT03-154 In the Matter of the Complaint filed by Black Hills FiberCom, L.L.C., Rapid City, South Dakota, against Qwest Corporation Regarding Intrastate Switched Access Charges Applied to ISP-Bound Calls which Complainant Claims is Interstate in Nature. (Staff Analyst: Jim Mehlhaff, Staff Attorney: Kelly Frazier)

On October 29, 2003, the Commission received a complaint filed by Black Hills FiberCom, L.L.C. (FiberCom) against Qwest Corporation (Qwest) regarding intrastate switched access charges applied to ISP-Bound calls. According to the Complainant's representative, Qwest is taking the position that under its intrastate tariff it may charge FiberCom intercarrier switched access charges when a FiberCom customer initiates a call to a Qwest served ISP which is within FiberCom's local calling area, but is between Qwest's local exchanges. The Complainant disagrees and is requesting a Commission's determination of whether such charges are appropriate. On January 14, 2004, the parties requested that the Commission issue an Order For And Notice Of Procedural Schedule And Hearing based on a Stipulated Agreement between the parties.

TODAY, shall the Commission issue an Order For And Notice Of Procedural Schedule And Hearing?

Heather K. Forney
Deputy Executive Director
January 15, 2004