The application for "qualified carrier" status is stamped "filed/accepted" on June 30. As per STELA, the FCC has 90 days from that date to make a decision. The 90 days is up on September 27. The temporary waiver expires on September 30. However, getting the "qualified carrier" certification is not the end of the line. Dish then has to return to court and ask the court to lift the injunction. Dish also has to satisfy the court of some other matters in order to get the injunction lifted--mainly issues concerning the special master. The special master will be a possibly intrusive presence in Dish's business until 2012. Of course, the FCC may issue its decision prior to September 27, and the entire process may conclude well before September 30. However, the timeline could be close. Thus far I do not see any comments posted on the FCC filing.