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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission

For the Period of April 3, 2003 through April 9, 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


CT03-008 In the Matter of the Complaint filed by Gene Bunge on behalf of Canyon Shadows Water Company, Inc., Rapid City, South Dakota, against Qwest Corporation Regarding Termination of Switch Function Resulting in Damage.

Complainant's representative alleges that the respondent caused a signal cable interruption, which resulted in a water pump owned by the Complainant to run continuously from mid- November through the month of December. Complainant seeks to be reimbursed for the excess electrical usage and depreciation costs associated with the excess wear on the pump.

Staff Analyst: Jim Mehlhaff
Staff Attorney: Kelly Frazier
Date Docketed: 04/07/03
Intervention deadline: N/A


TC03-065 In the Matter of the Filing for Approval of an Amendment to an Interconnection Agreement between Qwest Corporation and Midcontinent Communications, Inc.

On April 4, 2003, the Commission received a filing of New Product Offering Amendment to Agreement between Qwest Corporation (Qwest) and Midcontinent Communications, Inc. (Midco). According to the parties, the amendment is a negotiated agreement between Midco and Qwest which was approved by the Commission effective May 5, 1999, in Docket TC99-023. The amendment is made in order to add terms, conditions and rates for an expedited process for Midco's procurement of new Qwest products and services, as set forth in Attachment 1 and Exhibits L/M attached to the amendment. 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 April 24, 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: 04/04/03
Initial Comments Due: 04/24/03

TC03-066 In the Matter of the Application of Epixtar Communications Corp. for a Certificate of Authority to Provide Interexchange Telecommunications Services in South Dakota.

Epixtar Communications Corp. has filed an application for a Certificate of Authority to provide interexchange intrastate telecommunications services in South Dakota on a resale basis. The applicant intends to provide resold interexchange services, including 1+ and 101XXXX outbound dialing, 800/888 Toll-Free inbound dialing, directory assistance, operator services, and travel card service throughout South Dakota.

Staff Analyst: Bonnie Bjork
Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer
Date Docketed: 04/4/03
Intervention Deadline: 04/25/03


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