Improvement of business and equipment--Notice to company from commission.
addition to the regulatory powers and duties provided by chapters 49-1 to 49-13, inclusive, and this
chapter, the commission may conduct any investigations that are necessary to protect the public
interest. The commission may order such changes or improvements in telecommunications facilities,
exchanges or networks as necessary for the improvement of telecommunications service and the
convenience of the public. If, in the judgment of the commission, any repair upon
telecommunications facilities, a change in its rates, a change in the mode of operating
telecommunications facilities or conducting telecommunications company business is necessary,
reasonable and expedient in order to promote the safety, convenience and accommodation of the
public, the commission shall notify the telecommunications company immediately, and such
telecommunications company shall change the mode of operating its facilities or conducting its
business, or repair, renew or replace such facilities in such manner, of such material and within such
time as the commission may order.
Source: SDC 1939, §§ 52.0202, 52.1318; SDCL, §§ 49-3-7, 49-3-8; SL 1979, ch 307, §§ 21, 22;
SL 1987, ch 345, § 48; SL 1992, ch 328, § 15.