From: Kenneth Maples
Sent: December 1, 2006
To: rule-comments@sec.gov
Subject: SR-NASDAQ-2006-040

Dear Sirs,

I have recently had a conversation with a representative from NASDAQ and was informed that even if they are not allowed to offer this bundled service that their fee structure was going to increase (for our company from $24,500 to $30,000).

If that is the case, then at least the bundled service allows us to get something in return for the rate increase. I understand that this will negatively affect other wire services, but it will at least help offset increased costs to our company.

regards,

Ken Maples
Chief Financial Officer
Hiland Partners, LP
205 W. Maple, Suite 105
PO Box 5103
Enid, OK 73702
Phone: 580-548-5186
Fax: 580-548-5188
kmaples@hilandpartners.com