Case Number: 11-0029

  • 01/21/2011 11:50 AM
    Ruling

    Finding of Completeness On January 10, 2011, Highland Communication Services (“Highland” or “Applicant”) filed an application, an affidavit, and supporting documentation with the Illinois Commerce Commission requesting authorization to use, occupy and construct facilities in the public rights of way for the delivery of video service and for an authorization to provide video service in the service area identified in Exhibit 1 attached to its application, pursuant to Section 5/21-401 of the Public Utilities Act (220 ILCS 5/21-100 et seq.) (“Act”). /// On January 20, 2011, Commission Staff filed the Verified Statement of James Zolnierek. Mr. Zolnierek stated that he had examined the application and the affidavit and concluded that the application and the affidavit, including the supplemental support provided by Highland on January 19, 2011, comply the requirements for completeness and in accordance with the law. /// Mr. Zolnierek further stated that the law requires, among other things, that the application include “adequate assurances that the applicant possesses the financial, managerial and technical qualifications necessary to construct and operate the proposed system, and to promptly repair any damage to the public right-of-way caused by the applicant, and to pay the cost of removal of its facilities.” (220 ILCS 5/21/401(b)(7)). He said that he had examined the application and the affidavit to ensure that they contain the assurances required by the law. Based upon his examination, he concluded that the application and affidavit, including the supplemental support provided by Highland on January 19, 2011, contain the assurances required by the law. /// Mr. Zolnierek recommended that Highland’s application for State-issued authorization to use, occupy, and construct facilities in the public rights-of-way for the delivery of video service and for State-issued authorization to provide video services be considered complete and its request for authorization be granted. /// The record in this Docket, consisting of the application, the affidavit, supporting documentation filed by Applicant and Staffs’ Verified Statement, establishes that the Application submitted by Applicant is complete and comports with the requirements of Section 5/21-401(d)(1) of the Act /// Pursuant to Section 5/21-401(d)(1) of the Act, the Commission is required to notify an applicant within fifteen (15) business days after the filing requesting cable or video service authorization, whether its application and affidavit are complete. Pursuant to Section 5/21-401(d)(1) of the Act, the Commission is required to notify an applicant within fifteen (15) business days after the filing requesting cable or video service authorization, whether its application and affidavit are complete. /// Therefore, Highland Communication Services is hereby notified that its application filed on January 10, 2011 for authorization to use, occupy and construct facilities in the public rights-of-way for the delivery of video service and for an authorization to provide video service in the service area identified in its application is complete.