Case Number: 12-0095

  • 10/27/2014
    Service - Administrative Law Judge Ruling

    Notice given by the Administrative Law Judge that Petitioner's and Staff's Joint Motion to Stay Proceedings is granted. Notice served electronically to parties.
  • 10/24/2014
    Filing - Motion

    Joint Motion to Stay Proceedings, filed by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on behalf of Q LINK Wireless LLC and Staff of the Illinois Commerce Commission. (Electronic)
  • 08/01/2014
    Service - Administrative Law Judge Ruling

    Notice is hereby given by the Administrative Law Judge that Applicant’s Motion to Strike Staff’s Opening (Initial) Brief Appendix and Unverified Statements in its Opening (Initial) Brief That Are Not Part of the Evidentiary Record is granted as follows:
    Staff Initial Brief, page 64, first full paragraph, language beginning “According to the court and FCC records…” ending “…since Q Link’s incorporation in August 2011” is stricken.
    Staff Initial Brief, page 65, first paragraph, language beginning “According to New York State Department of State’s record…” ending “…in particular, since Q Link’s incorporation in August 2011” is stricken. Staff Initial Brief, page 74, first full paragraph, language beginning “According to the Universal Service Administration Corporation’s (“USAC”) Reports…” ending “…USAC 2nd Quarter 2104 FCC Reports L105” is stricken.
    Staff Initial Brief, page 94, second full paragraph, language beginning “…while highlighting the fact that…” ending “…Appendix 2.1” is stricken. Also stricken is the website on page 94: “http://cellular1.net/plandetails.asp?plan=lifeline (April 9, 2014)”. Staff Initial Brief, pages 94-95, last line on page 94, language beginning “…while highlighting the fact the…” ending on page 95 “…Lifeline plan is offered with unlimited usage” is stricken. Also stricken is the website on page 95: http://www.ivcel.com/plans/o/other/lifeline-calling-plan/ (April 9, 2014)”. Staff Initial Brief, page 96, the first full paragraph, language beginning “Q Link also erroneously claims that…” ending “…does not list its wireless plans is erroneous” is stricken in its entirety. Staff Initial Brief, pages 96-97, the last paragraph, language beginning on page 96 “…Q Link’s representation of…” ending on page 97 “…comparison with its own proposed lifeline plans, is both incomplete and incorrect” is stricken in its entirety. Staff Initial Brief, pages 99-100, the last paragraph, language beginning on page 99 “Q Link’s comparison of its own Lifeline plans…” ending on page 100 “…Lifeline plan with 300 minutes and $0.5 for directory assistance call” is stricken in its entirety.
    Staff Initial Brief, pages 103-104, the last paragraph, language beginning on page 103 “Telephone penetration of low income households… ending on page 104 “…short of its performance goal by 54% of low income households in Illinois” is stricken in its entirety. The Appendix to Staff’s Initial Brief is stricken in its entirety. Also stricken from Staff’s Initial Brief are all references and citations to Appendix 1.1, Appendix 1.2, Appendix 2.1, Appendix 2.2, Appendix 3.1 and Appendix 3.2.
    Notice is also given by the Administrative Law Judge that Staff’s Motion for Leave to File Surreply to Q Link’s Motion to Strike is denied. Notice served electronically to parties.
  • 07/30/2014
    Filing - Reply

    Staff of the Illinois Commerce Commission’s Reply to Q Link Wireless LLC’S Response to Staff’s Motion for Leave to File Surreply, filed. (Electronic)
  • 07/23/2014
    Briefs - Initial

    Q LINK Wireless LLC's Response To Staff's Motion For Leave To File A Surreply To Q LINK's Motion To Strike Portions Of Staff's Opening Brief Appendix And Unverified Statements, filed by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. (electronic)
  • 07/10/2014
    Service - Administrative Law Judge Ruling

    Notice is hereby given by the Administrative Law Judge that Applicant’s answer to Staff’s Motion for Leave to File Staff Surreply to Q Links Motion to Strike is due July 23, 2014. Staff’s reply is due July 30, 2014. Notice served electronically to parties.
  • 07/08/2014
    Filing - Motion

    Motion for Leave to File Staff Surreply to Q Link's Motion to Strike, filed. (Electronic)
  • 07/08/2014
    Filing - Reply

    Staff of the Illinois Commerce Commission's Surreply to Q Link Wireless LLC's Motion to Strike, filed. (Electronic)
  • 07/03/2014
    Filing - Reply

    Q Link Wireless LLC's Reply In Support Of Its Motion To Strike Portions of Staff's Opening Brief Appendix And Unverified Statements, filed by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. (Electronic)
  • 06/26/2014
    Filing - Response

    Staff of the Illinois Commerce Commission Response to Q Link Wireless LLC’S Motion to Strike Staff’s Opening Brief Appendix and Unverified Statements in its Opening Brief that are not Part of the Evidentiary Record, filed. (Electronic)
  • 06/12/2014
    Service - Administrative Law Judge Ruling

    Notice is hereby given by the Administrative Law Judge that Staff’s answer to Applicant’s “Motion to Strike Staff’s Opening Brief appendix and Unverified Statements in its Opening Brief That Are Not Part of the Evidentiary Record” is due June 26, 2014. Applicant’s reply is due July 3, 2014. Notice served electronically to parties.
  • 05/30/2014
    Briefs - Reply/Response

    Q LINK Wireless LLC's Reply Brief filed by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. (electronic)
  • 05/30/2014
    Filing - Motion


    D E S C R I P T I O N:
    Motion To Strike Staff’s Opening Brief Appendix And Unverified Statements In Its Opening Brief That Are Not Part Of The Evidentiary Record
    filed by Kelly Drye & Warren LLP. (electronic)
  • 05/30/2014
    Briefs - Reply/Response

    Reply Brief of the Staff of the Illinois Commerce Commission filed. (electronic)
  • 05/02/2014
    Briefs - Initial

    Initial Brief of the Staff of the Illinois Commerce Commission, filed. (Electronic)
  • 05/02/2014
    Briefs - Initial

    Q LINK Wireless LLC's Opening Brief, filed by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. (Electronic)
  • 04/09/2014
    Transcript - Received

    Transcript - March 18, 2014, received.
  • 04/08/2014
    Service - Administrative Law Judge Ruling

    Notice given that the above entitled matter was marked “Heard and Taken” by the Administrative Law Judge on March 18, 2014. Notice served electronically to parties.
  • 03/18/2014
    Hearing Report - Heard and Taken-Yes

    Heard by Administrative Law Judge Riley and Taken.
  • 03/18/2014
    Hearing Report - Exhibits

    e-Docket: Applicant Exs.: 1.0 – Issa Asad rebuttal; 2.0 – Asad surrebuttal; 3.0 – Chuck Campbell surrebuttal;
    Staff Exs.: 1.0 – Qin Liu direct; 2.0 Liu rebuttal;
  • 03/18/2014
    Hearing Report - Exhibits

    App. Exs.: 1.1 – Sample IL Advertising Plan/Market & Outreach Plan (conf); 1.2 - Exchanges where App. seeks designation w/ILEC names; 1.3 – Maps of exchanges in ETC area covered by Sprint (on CD); 1.4 – 12/9/13 e-mail (conf); 1.5 – App. Income Statement 1/13-9/13 (conf); Balance Sheet as of 9/30/13 (conf); 1.6a – Audit Report of App. (conf); 1.6b – App. Balance Sheet, 12/31/12 (conf); 1.6c – Notes to Financial Statements, 12/31/12 (conf); 1.7 – CGM Review of App. (conf); 1.8 – Jeff Hoagg’s Additional Requirements for Low Income Wireless ETC Designation; 1.9 – App. affidavit that it will comply with 83 Ill. Adm. Code 736;
    2.1 – Wire Centers proposed as App’s. service area; 2.2 – Wire Centers excluded from App’s. service area; 2.3 – Agreement between App. and Phonetime (conf.); 2.4 – App. Media Plan (conf); 2.5 – App. Promotional Brochure;
    3.1 – Graph of Illinois Lifeline Count; 3.2 – Graph of carriers’ Lifeline Lines;
    App. Cross Exs: 1 - FCC Opinion and Order re: Highland Cellular 4/12/04; 2 - 83 Ill. Adm. Code 736;
    3 – investopedia faq re: negative shareholder equity;
    Staff Exs.: 1.1(a) – Wastebook 2012; 1.1(b) – Oklahoma Impact Team Report; 1.1(c) – Nat’l Review Online Rpt. 1; 1.1(d) Nat’l Review Online Rpt. 2; 1.1(e) – MTI Staff Rpt.; 1.2 – App. resp. to Staff DR 3.03B; 1.3(a) – App. resp. to Staff DR 2.06 5/6/13 (conf); 1.3(b) – App. resp. to Staff DR 2.06 5/13/13 (conf); 1.3(c) – App. resp. to Staff DR 2.06 7/22/13 (conf); 1.4(a) – App. resp. to Staff DR 2.07 5/6/13 (conf); 1.4(b) – App. resp. to Staff DR 2.07 5/13/13 (conf); 1.4(c) – App. resp. to Staff DR 2.07 7/22/13 (conf); 1.5 – App. resp. to Staff DR 2.03 (conf); 1.6 – e-mails 8/14/13, 8/15/1/3; 1.7 – App. resp. to Staff DR 3.09; 1.8 – Asad letter to FL PSC, 7/31/13; 1.9(a) – App. resp. to Staff DR 3.12B; 1.9(b) – App. resp. to Staff DR 3.12E; 1.9(c) – Sprint letter to App. 11/27/12; 1.9(d) – e-mail 10/16/13 C. Chow to J. Cardoni;
    2.01A – App. resp. to Staff DR 3.05A; 2.01B – App. resp. to Staff DR 3.05B; 2.01C – App. resp. to Staff DR 3.06; 2.01D – App. partial wire center coverage; 2.01E – App. resp. to Staff DR 3.03C; 2.01F – App. resp. to Staff DR 5.04B; 2.02 – App. resp. to Staff DR 1.27; 2.03A – App. resp. to Staff DR 5.05; 2.03B – Bellwood WC map; 2.03C – LaGrange WC map; 203D – Lemont North WC map; 2.03E – Wheeling WC map; 2.04A – App. resp. to Staff DR 1.08; 2.04B – App. resp. to Staff DR 4.01; 2.05A – App. resp. to Staff DR 1.01; 2.05B – App. resp. to Staff DR 2.04; 2.05C – App. resp. to Staff DR 1.03; 2.05D – App. resp. to Staff DR 1.02; 2.06 – App. resp. to Staff DR 5.07; 2.07 – App. resp. to Staff DR 1.11; 2.08 – e-mail 6/20/13 Chow to Lannon/Cardoni; 2.09 – Worksheet for DR 2.07B (conf); 2.10A – App. resp. to DR 1.03; 2.10B – Financial Worksheets (conf.); 2.10C – App. resp. to Staff DRs 1.04-1.07; 2.10D – App. resp. to Staff DR 3.07 (conf.); 2.11A – Qlinkwireless.com; 2.11B – Quadrantholdings.com; 2.11C - Quadrantholdings.com/news; 2.11D - Qlinkwireless.com/faq; 2.12 – App. resp. to Staff DR 1.13; 2.13 – App. resp. to Staff DRs 1.31-1.36; 2.14A – 68-Minute Package Worksheet; 2.14B – App. resp. to Staff DR 5.02; 2.14C – App. resp. to Staff DR 3.10; 2.14D – App. resp. to Staff DR 3.11; 2.15A – ETC Dropdown Menu 7/31/13; 2.15B – ETC Dropdown Menu 8/20/13; 2.15C – Beta-Testing Enrollment 7/31/13; 2.15D – Beta-Testing Enrollment 8/20/13;

    Staff Cross Exs.: 1 – Asad Resume; 2 – RTN app. for prepaid telecom cert., financial statements, resumes (Asad), IL Sec. of St. registrations; 5 (later filed)– Exchanges wherein App. seeks ETC designation;
    Staff Group Cross Ex. 3 – Part 1: App. resp. to Staff DRs 1.01, 1.11, Asad Resume; Parts 2 and 3: WCs proposed as App’s service area; Part 4 Contract between App. and Sprint (conf): Part 5 Contract continued (conf): Part 6 Supplemental responses to Staff DRs 3.03 – 3.05 (conf): Part 7 App. proposed and excluded wire centers; responses to Staff DRs 5.01 – 5.09 (conf);
    Staff Group Cross Ex. 4 (late-filed) – FCC Form 499A (conf);
  • 03/18/2014
    Hearing Report - Administrative Law Judge Ruling

    Denied Staff motion for admission into evidence Staff Cross Exhibits: 3 – FL PSC Memorandum, regulations, correspondence, e-mail, resumes; 4 – FL Att. Gen News Release 1/6/11 re: settlement; 5 – FL lawsuit filed against Asad;
    App. Ex. 1.2 is re-marked as Staff Cross Ex. 5 and replaces Staff Cross Ex. 5 that was denied admission into evidence. On the ALJ’s own motion, all of the exhibits listed and described in Sections 1 and 2 above are admitted into evidence.
  • 03/18/2014
    Transcript - Pending

    Transcript pending.
  • 02/28/2014
    Service - Administrative Law Judge Ruling

    Notice is hereby given by the Administrative Law Judge that Petitioner‘s Motion to Extend Time for Surrebuttal Testimony to April 11, 2014 and Reschedule Evidentiary Hearing as a status is denied. Petitioner’s Surrebuttal Testimony shall be filed no later than March 7, 2014. The March 18, 2014 hearing date remains unchanged. Notice served electronically to parties.
  • 02/27/2014
    Filing - Response

    Staff of the Illinois Commerce Commission Response to Q Link Wireless LLC’s Motion to Extend Time for Surrebuttal Testimony and Reschedule Evidentiary Hearing, filed. (Electronic)
  • 02/25/2014
    Filing - Appearance

    Appearances on behalf of Q Link Wireless LLC, filed by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. (Electronic)
  • 02/25/2014
    Filing - Motion

    Petitioner's Motion to Extend Time for Surrebuttal Testimony and Reschedule Evidentiary Hearing, filed by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. (Electronic)
  • 02/25/2014
    Service - Administrative Law Judge Ruling

    Notice given by the Administrative Law Judge that the Office of General Counsel’s reply to the Applicant’s Motion to Extend Time for Surrebuttal Testimony and Reschedule Evidentiary Hearing shall be filed no later than February 27, 2014. Notice served electronically to parties.
  • 01/13/2014
    Transcript - Received

    Transcript - December 20, 2013, received.
  • 12/23/2013
    Service - Hearing Continuance Letter

    Hearing continued by the Administrative Law Judge to March 18, 2014, in Chicago at 10:00 A.M. Notice also given by the Administrative Law Judge of the following schedule: Applicant replies to Staff discovery requests are due January 17, 2014;
    Staff rebuttal testimony is due February 7, 2014; and
    Applicant surrebuttal testimony is due February 28, 2014. Notice served electronically to parties.
  • 12/20/2013
    Hearing Report - Heard and Continued

    Heard by Administrative Law Judge Riley to March 18, 2014, in Chicago, at 10:00 A.M.
  • 12/20/2013
    Hearing Report - Administrative Law Judge Ruling

    Granted Applicant's request for a continuance and to extend the date for filing Rebuttal Testimony.
  • 12/20/2013
    Transcript - Pending

    Transcript pending.
  • 11/15/2013
    Service - Hearing Continuance Letter

    Status hearing scheduled for November 19, 2013, continued by the Administrative Law Judge to December 20, 2013, in Chicago at 11:00 A.M. Notice also given by the Administrative Law Judge that the due date for Q LINK WIRELESS LLC to file rebuttal testimony is extended to December 11, 2013. Notice served electronically to parties.
  • 09/23/2013
    Service - Hearing Continuance Letter

    Hearing continued by the Administrative Law Judge to November 19, 2013, in Chicago, at 11:00 A.M. for status. Notice served electronically to parties.
  • 12/13/2012
    Filing - Petition/Application-Amended

    Q Link Wireless LLC’s Amended Application for Designation as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier in the State of Illinois, filed by Lance J.M. Steinhart, P.C. (Electronic)
  • 03/22/2012
    Transcript - Received

    Transcript - March 8, 2012, received.
  • 03/09/2012
    Service - Hearing Continuance Letter

    Notice given by the Administrative Law Judge that the hearing has been continued generally. Notice served electronically to parties.
  • 03/08/2012
    Hearing Report - Heard and Continued

    Heard by Administrative Law Judge Riley and continued generally.
  • 03/08/2012
    Transcript - Pending

    Transcript pending.
  • 02/09/2012
    Service - Setting/Prehearing Conference

    Set for Prehearing Conference by the Administrative Law Judge on March 8, 2012, in Chicago, at 11:00 A.M. Parties advised electronically.
  • 02/03/2012
    Filing - Petition/Application

    Application for Designation as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier, filed by Lance J.M. Steinhart, P.C. on behalf of Q LINK WIRELESS LLC. (Electronic)