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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
November 16, 2010, at 1:00 P.M.
Room 413, Capitol Building
Pierre, South Dakota


Chairman Dusty Johnson called the meeting to order.  Present were: Commission Counsel Rolayne Wiest; Staff Attorney Kara Semmler; and Administrative Secretary Demaris Axthelm.

Joining the meeting by telephone were: Chairman Dusty Johnson, Commissioners Steve Kolbeck and Gary Hanson; Matthew Slaven and Steven Otto, Verizon Wireless; Darla Pollman Rogers, Riter, Rogers, Wattier & Northrup, representing Golden West Telecommunications, LLC and South Dakota Telecommunications Association; and James Cremer, Bantz, Gosch, & Cremer, representing James Valley Wireless


1.      TC10-090 - In the Matter of the Petition of Cellco Partnerships and its Subsidiaries and Affiliates to Amend and Consolidate Eligible Telecommunications Carrier Designations in the State of South Dakota and to Partially Relinquish ETC Designation (Staff Analyst: Brian Rounds, Staff Attorney: Kara Semmler)

      Mr. Matt Slaven, Verizon Wireless, provided a brief history of the filing and requested approval from the Commission for partial relinquishment of ETC designation in the Golden West Study Area Code 391659. Mr. Darla Pollman Rogers, representing Golden West Telecommunications and South Dakota Telecommunications Association, stated that there were some concerns regarding procedure and the holding of an expedited meeting in order to make a determination. Ms. Kara Semmler, Staff Attorney, stated that Staff recommended approving the partial relinquishment of ETC designation.

      Vice Chairman Kolbeck moved to approved the partial relinquishment of WWC License, LLC's ETC designation. Motion passed 2-0.

There being no further business, at the hour of 1:23 pm, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting adjourned. The next regularly Commission meeting is scheduled for November 23, 2010.

/S/Stephanie Harmon      
Stephanie Harmon
Administrative Secretary
December 7, 2010