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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission

For the Period of February 6, 2003 through February 12, 2003

If you need a complete copy of a filing faxed, overnight expressed, or mailed to you, please contact Delaine Kolbo within five business days of this report. Phone: 605-773-3705


CT03-004 In the Matter of the Complaint filed by Ronald J. Kuecker, Webster, South Dakota, against MCIWorldCom Regarding Failure to Disconnect.

Complainant alleges that due to incorrect instructions from MCI customer service personnel, he was led to believe that he had canceled his MCI account on 11/01/02 but continued to receive MCI service until 01/09/03. Complainant seeks to have all outstanding MCI long distance charges waived.

Staff Analyst: Jim Mehlhaff
Staff Attorney: Karen E. Cremer
Date Docketed: 02/07/03
Intervention deadline: N/A



NG03-002 In the Matter of the Filing by Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. for Approval of Waiver of its Purchased Gas Adjustment Tariff.

Application by Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. for approval of waiver of Purchased Gas Adjustment tariff provisions which will allow the annual surcharge adjustment to be recalculated and made effective March 1, 2003. The tariff provisions requested to be waived specify a recalculated surcharge to take effect May 1, 2003. The effect of the early surcharge recalculation will be an increase in rates for March and April billings and lowered rates thereafter, compared to leaving the current surcharge adjustment in effect.

Staff Analyst: Dave Jacobson
Staff Attorney: Kelly Frazier
Date Docketed: 02/11/03
Intervention Deadline: 02/19/03



TC03-048 In the Matter of the Filing for Approval of an Amendment to an Interconnection Agreement between Qwest Corporation and New Edge Network, Inc. d/b/a New Edge Networks.

On February 10, 2003, the Commission received for approval a filing of a Collocation Augment Rates Amendment to the Interconnection agreement between New Edge Network, Inc. d/b/a New Edge Networks and Qwest Corporation f/k/a U S WEST Communications, Inc. According to the parties, the Amendment is made in order to add to the agreement the rates applicable to the Collocation Augment Quote Preparation Fee as set forth in Attachment 1 to the Amendment. The original agreement was approved by the Commission in Docket TC02-113 and was effective October 28, 2002. Any party wishing to comment on the agreement may do so by filing written comments with the Commission and the parties to the agreement no later than March 3, 2003. Parties to the agreement may file written responses to the comments no later than twenty days after the service of the initial comments.

Staff Attorney: Kelly Frazier
Date Docketed: 02/10/03
Initial Comments Due: 03/03/03


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