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Argued: October 25, 2001

Defendant-Appellant Connecticut Siting Council appeals from a judgment of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (Alfred V. Covello, Chief Judge) entered on January 9, 2001 in which the district court declared that Defendant-Appellant erred when it interpreted the provisions of Connecticut General Statutes � 16-50i(a)(6) to exclude from its jurisdiction the telecommunications towers and associated equipment used in Plaintiff-Appellee Sprint Spectrum LP’s personal communications services systems and that Defendant-Appellant did have such jurisdiction, and ordering Defendant-Appellant to accept, process and act upon requests for authority to construct such telecommunications towers and associated equipment in the same manner as other applicants in its jurisdiction. We affirm.

Defendant-Appellant Connecticut Siting Council (“Siting Council” or “Council”) appeals from a judgment of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (Alfred V. Covello, Chief Judge) entered on January 9, 2001 in which the district court declared that Defendant-Appellant erred when it interpreted the provisions of Connecticut General Statutes � 16-50i(a)(6) to exclude from its jurisdiction the telecommunications towers and associated equipment used by Plaintiff-Appellee Sprint Spectrum LP’s (“Sprint Spectrum”) personal communications services (“PCS”) systems and that the Council did have such jurisdiction, and ordering it to accept, process and act upon Sprint Spectrum’s requests for authority to construct such telecommunications towers and associated equipment in the same manner as it does other applicants in its jurisdiction.

 
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