• On February 28, 2013, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission (SDPUC) issued an order setting a procedural schedule for a complaint case filed by Sprint Communications Company, LP against Native American Telecom, LLC (NAT). The SDPUC will hear Sprint’s motion for summary judgment at its regularly scheduled open meeting on April 9, 2013. Sprint filed its complaint on May 4, 2010, alleging that NAT lacks authority to bill Sprint for switched access services without a Certificate of Authority or a valid tariff at the SDPUC. Sprint also requested a finding that the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Utility Authority lacks jurisdiction over Sprint in the parties’ intercarrier compensation dispute. NAT filed a motion to dismiss or stay Sprint’s complaint until the Tribe Utility Authority heard the dispute under the doctrine of primary jurisdiction. After this motion was denied by the SDPUC, NAT appealed to federal court which affirmed the SDPUC’s decision that the Tribe Utility Authority lacks jurisdiction over Sprint. On December 11, 2012, Sprint filed the motion for summary judgment at the SDPUC asserting that NAT is engaged in access stimulation and cannot lawfully impose access charges until it obtains a Certificate of Authority from the SDPUC and files an appropriate tariff. Docket No. TC10-026.