STATE OF ILLINOIS
ILLINOIS COMMERCE COMMISSION
Liberty Bell Telecom, LLC d/b/a DISH :
Network Phone & Internet :
Application for a Certificate of Local and :
Interexchange Authority to Operate as a :
Resold and Facilities-based Carrier of :
Telecommunications services throughout :
the State of Illinois. :
By the Commission:
On September 16, 2011, Liberty Bell Telecom d/b/a DISH Network Phone & Internet (“Applicant” or “Liberty Bell”), filed a verified application with the Illinois Commerce Commission (“Commission”) pursuant to Section 13-404 for a Certificate of Service Authority to provide resold local and interexchange telecommunications services in Illinois; and pursuant to Section 13-405 for a Certificate of Exchange Service Authority to provide local facilities-based telecommunications services in Illinois (220 ILCS 5/13-404, 13-405).
Pursuant to notice given in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Commission, this matter came on for hearing before a duly authorized Administrative Law Judge of the Commission at its offices in Chicago, Illinois on October 25, 2011. Applicant presented the testimony of Nigel Alexander, Chief Executive Officer. Karen Chang of the Telecommunications Division appeared for Commission Staff. At the conclusion of the hearing on October 25, the record was marked “Heard and Taken”.
Applicant, a Colorado limited liability company authorized to transact business in Illinois, seeks to provide resold local and interexchange and facilities-based local telecommunications services. Applicant submitted evidence that it has the requisite technical, financial, and managerial resources and abilities to provide the services set forth in its application. It provided the management profiles of its key officers to show that they have the necessary business and telecommunications experience to support the services Applicant will offer in Illinois. Applicant also filed a Balance Sheet and a Profit and Loss Statement as evidence of its financial ability to support the services it will offer. Liberty Bell states in its application that technical personnel will be available at all times to assist customers with service problems. The application also states that