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

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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)

            On September 3, 2010, the Commission received a petition from Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, and its subsidiaries and affiliates offering commercial mobile radio services in South Dakota (Verizon Wireless), to amend and consolidate the eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) designations currently held separately in the name of WWC License, LLC and RCC Minnesota, Inc. in the state of South Dakota to reflect Cellco Partnership and its affiliated legal entities as the designated entity. Verizon Wireless requests that amendment and consolidation of the ETC designations be deemed effective immediately. Verizon Wireless further requests that the partial relinquishment of its ETC status in the Golden West Telecommunications Cooperative, Inc. Study Area Code 391659 be deemed effective immediately. On September 24, 2010, the Commission received a Petition to Intervene from South Dakota Telecommunications Association and Golden West Telecommunications Cooperative, Inc. On October 14, 2010, James Valley Wireless filed a Petition to Intervene. The Commission granted the Petitions to Intervene. On November 5, 2010, Verizon Wireless filed a Motion Requesting Confidentiality Agreement. The Commission approved the Protective Order on November 9, 2010, at its regularly scheduled meeting. On November 12, 2010, the Commission received a Motion for Commission Approval of Partial Relinquishment of ETC Designation.

      TODAY, shall the Commission approve the partial relinquishment of ETC designation?

 /S/ Cindy Kemnitz
Cindy Kemnitz
Finance Manager
November 15, 2010