South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
December 5, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. CST
Room 413, Capitol Building
Pierre, South Dakota
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AGENDA OF AD HOC COMMISSION MEETING
1. TC11-087 In the Matter of the Application of Native American Telecom, LLC for a Certificate of Authority to Provide Interexchange Telecommunications Services and Local Exchange Services in South Dakota (Staff Analyst: Patrick Steffensen; Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer)
On October 11, 2011, Native American Telecom, LLC (NAT) filed an application for a certificate of authority to provide local exchange and interexchange service within the study area of Midstate Communications, Inc. NAT stated that it is a tribally-owned full service telecommunications carrier operating on the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Indian Reservation pursuant to an Order Granting Approval to Provide Telecommunications Service by the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Crow Creek Utility Authority dated October 28, 2008. NAT seeks to expand its authority to include areas within Midstate's study area off of the Crow Creek reservation. On January 27, 2012, NAT filed a revised Application for Certificate of Authority. In its revised application, NAT stated that it seeks to provide local exchange and interexchange service within the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Reservation which is within the study area of Midstate. On June 3, 2013, NAT filed an Amended Application for Certificate of Authority. On July 26, 2013, Sprint filed a Third Motion to Compel and memorandum in support of its motion. On August 21, 2013, Sprint filed an Amended Third Motion to Compel and memorandum. On August 23, 2013, NAT filed a Notice of Change in Corporate Structure. On September 20, 2013, NAT filed a Motion for Leave to Take Deposition of Sprint's Expert Randy G. Farrar. At its October 9, 2013, meeting, the Commission voted unanimously to grant NAT's Motion for Leave to Take Deposition of Sprint's Expert Randy G. Farrar. On December 3, 2013, NAT filed a Motion for Continuance of Contested Case Hearing.
TODAY, shall the Commission grant NAT's Motion for Continuance? How shall the Commission proceed?
December 4, 2013