• On November 6, 2012, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission (SDPUC) voted to approve the stipulation of dismissal filed by Northern Valley Communications, LLC and Sprint Communications Company, L.P. after the parties settled their dispute concerning intrastate access charges for traffic terminating to conference calling companies. This case arose when South Dakota Network LLC (SDN), the centralized equal access provider in South Dakota, filed a complaint against Sprint in October 2009 seeking payment of access charges associated with delivering Sprint’s traffic to various South Dakota local exchange carriers (LECs). SDN alleged that Sprint was failing to pay charges for work indisputably provided by SDN in transporting Sprint’s traffic. Sprint then filed third-party complaints against several South Dakota LECs, alleging that the traffic was not compensable under the LECs’ intrastate switched access tariffs. On October 26, 2012, Sprint and Northern Valley filed a stipulation for dismissal of all claims lodged against each other, and dismissal was granted by the SDPUC. SDN’s complaint against Sprint remains pending. Docket No. TC09-098.