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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
Tuesday, December 6, 2005, at 9:30 A.M.
State Capitol Building, Room 468
Pierre, South Dakota
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ADDENDUM OF AGENDA OF THE COMMISSION MEETINGTelecommunications
1. TC04-213 In the Matter of the Filing by Brookings Municipal Utilities d/b/a Swiftel Communications for Designation as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier. (Staff Analyst: Harlan Best, Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer)
On October 28, 2004, Brookings Municipal Utilities d/b/a Swiftel Communications (Brookings) filed a Petition for Designation as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier (ETC) for wireless personal communications service (PCS) operations in South Dakota. Brookings is authorized by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as a wireless PCS carrier in the partitioned area of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Trading Area (MTA), MTA012, which encompasses Brookings, Lake, Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, Moody, Turner, Clark, Codington, Deuel, Grant, Hamlin, and Roberts counties; in the Sioux Falls Basic Trading Area (BTA), BTA422; in the Watertown BTA 464; in the partitioned area of the Des Moines-Quad Cities, Iowa MTA032 which encompasses Bon Homme, Clay, Union, and Yankton counties; and in the Sioux City, Iowa BTA421. Brookings requests that it be designated as an ETC in portions of its FCC authorized service area. For the local exchange carrier wire centers that are only partially covered by Brookings' authorized service area, Brookings requests that the Commission designate as an ETC the portion of the wire center where Brookings is authorized to provide service. For wire centers which overlap into South Dakota, Brookings requests that the Commission designate Brookings in the portion of those wire centers that are within South Dakota. Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative and Sioux Valley Telephone filed Petitions for Intervention on November 18, 2004. The South Dakota Telecommunications Association filed a Petition to Intervene on November 19, 2004. Intervention was granted to all parties at the November 30, 2004, Commission Meeting. On December 1, 2005, Brookings Municipal Utilities filed a "Response of Brookings Municipal Utilities d/b/a Swiftel Communications to Public Utilities Commission Staff Letter Dated November 4, 2005."
TODAY, shall the Commission Designate Brookings Municipal Utilities d/b/a Swiftel Communications as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier?
Heather K. Forney
Deputy Executive Director
November 29, 2005