The Connecticut Siting Council (CSC) unanimously Thursday denied a request from a cell company to shield information from the public regarding the impact of two historic storms on cell service.

Verizon Wireless had asked the CSC to issue a protective order on the information, claiming it was proprietary and confidential. Click here to read about that.

The CSC, which has jurisdiction over placement of cell towers, has been attempting to get answers to an in-depth questionnaire regarding the impact of Tropical Storm Irene. Before the deadline for replying, a rare autumn snowstorm hit the state, knocking out electricity to more than 800,000 customers.

Click here to continue reading Diana’s report from the Branford Eagle.