Case Number: 12-0095

  • 08/01/2014 1:00 PM
    Ruling

    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. Striking portions of Staff’s Initial Brief in Docket 12-0095, Q Link Wireless, LLC, please add that Staff’s Motion for Leave to File Surreply to Q Link’s Motion to Strike is denied.
  • 07/30/2014 5:00 PM
    Responses to Motion

    Staff’s reply is due July 30, 2014.
  • 07/23/2014 5:00 PM
    Motion

    Q Link, Applicant’s answer to Staff’s Motion for Leave to File Staff Surreply to Q Links Motion to Strike, is due July 23, 2014.
  • 07/09/2014 2:00 PM
    Ruling

    In Docket 12-0095, Q Link, 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.
  • 07/03/2014 5:00 PM
    Replies to Response

    Applicant’s reply is due July 3, 2014.
  • 06/26/2014 5:00 PM
    Motion

    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.
  • 03/18/2014 10:00 AM
    Hearing

    HEARD & TAKEN. EXHIBITS ADMITTED AS FILED ON E-DOCKET: [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 10:00 AM
    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.
  • 03/07/2014 5:00 PM
    Surrebuttal

    Petitioner’s Surrebuttal Testimony shall be filed no later than March 7, 2014.
  • 02/28/2014 10:45 AM
    Ruling

    Please send the following notice in Docket 12-0095, Q Link Wireless LLC: 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.
  • 02/27/2014 5:00 PM
    Surrebuttal

    Send notice in Docket 12-0095, Q Link Wireless, that the Office of General Counsel’s reply to the Applicant’s Motion to Extend Time for Surrebuttal Testimony and Reschedule Evidenatiary Hearing shall be filed no later than February 27, 2014.
  • 11/19/2013 11:00 AM
    Hearing

    STATUS.
  • 11/15/2013 5:00 PM
    Rebuttal

    Q LINK'S REBUTTAL IS DUE 11/15/13.
  • 10/30/2013 5:00 PM
    Direct

    STAFF'S DIRECT IS DUE 10/30/13.
  • 03/08/2012 11:00 AM
    Hearing

    Pre-Hearing Conference. Hearing went as scheduled & Continued Generally.