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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission
May 17, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. CDT
Room 413, Capitol Building
Pierre, South Dakota

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1.     TC09-098     In the Matter of the Complaint filed by South Dakota Network, LLC against Sprint Communications Company L.P. Regarding Failure to Pay Intrastate Centralized Equal Access Charges and to Immediately Pay Undisputed Portions of SDN's Invoices

In the Matter of the Third Party Complaint Sprint Communications Company LP against Northern Valley Communications, Inc. and Capital Telephone Company (Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer)

SDN submits this complaint against Sprint for 1) failing to pay intrastate centralized equal access charges at the rates approved by the SDPUC, 2) failing to immediately pay undisputed portions of SDN's invoices as required by SDN's Tariff, and 3) for payment by Sprint of SDN's costs of action, reasonable attorney's fees incurred by SDN, and for twice the amount of damages sustained by SDN, if SDN is required to recover its damages by suit or on appeal. On February 15, 2012, Northern Valley Communications LLC filed a Motion to Compel against Sprint. On March 12, 2012, Sprint filed a Motion for Partial Summary Judgment. On April 17, 2012, Sprint filed a Motion for Protective Order regarding Northern Valley's Corporate Deposition Notice.

     TODAY, shall the Commission grant Sprint's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment? AND, shall the Commission grant Northern Valley Communications LLC's Motion to Compel? AND, shall the Commission grant Sprint's Motion for Protective Order regarding Northern Valley Communications LLC's Corporate Disposition Notice?


/S/ Cindy Kemnitz
Cindy Kemnitz
Finance Manager
May 10, 2012