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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
March 18, 2011, 9:00 a.m. CDT
Room 413, Capitol Building
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. CDT on Thursday March 17, 2011. Lines are limited and are given out on a first come, first served basis, subject to possible reassignment to accommodate persons who must appear in a proceeding. Ultimately, if you wish to participate in the Commission Meeting and a line is not available, you may have to appear in person. 

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Rule Making

1.     RM05-002     In the Matter of Revisions and/or Additions to the Commission's Switched Access Rules Codified in ARSD 20:10:27 through 20:10:29 (Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer)

On November 24, 2010, the Commission began the formal rulemaking proceeding regarding revisions to switched access rules for competitive local exchange carriers. The hearing on the proposed rules was held on January 20, 2011. Comments were subsequently filed by the South Dakota Telecommunications Association; Qwest Corporation and Qwest Communications, LLC; Midcontinent Communications; Northern Valley Communications LLC; MCI Communications Services, Inc. d/b/a Verizon Business Services and MCImetro Access Transmission Services LLC d/b/a Verizon Access Transmission Services; AT&T Communications of the Midwest, Inc.; Sprint Communications Company, L.P., Sprint Spectrum, L.P. d/b/a Sprint PCS, Nextel West Corp. d/b/a Nextel, and NPCR, Inc. d/b/a Nextel Partners; Midstate Telecom and RC Communications, Inc., d/b/a RC Services; and SSTELECOM Inc.

TODAY, shall the Commission adopt revised switched access rules? Or, how shall the Commission proceed?

 /S/ Cindy Kemnitz
Cindy Kemnitz
Finance Manager
PUC Email
March 11, 2011