As electric utilities faced Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s Two Storm Panel this week, at least one wireless telephone provider is working to avoid public scrutiny of their performance by the Connecticut Siting Council (CSC).

The CSC sent the state’s wireless providers a survey on Sept. 22 requesting information on network performance following Tropical Storm Irene. To date only one of the state’s five carriers, MetroPCS, completed and returned the survey before the CSC’s Oct. 31 deadline. Verizon Wireless sent the Council a formal request for a protective order to keep their responses private.

Many wireless customers lost service following the storms when grid power was lost to cellular phone towers and switching facilities.

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