Biography for Sean Buckley
Sean Buckley is the senior editor of FierceTelecom. He joined the FierceTelecom staff in July 2009 and is responsible for covering news and trends in the wireline section of the telecom industry. Before joining the FierceTelecom staff, Sean most recently served as the Editor-in-Chief for Telecom Engine from 2006 to 2009 overseeing both the former print publication Telecommunications Magazine Americas and its transition to a web-based publication. Sean returned to Telecommunications in July 2006 after a brief one-year stint covering the public sector IT and mobile network infrastructure trends as a senior analyst at Current Analysis. In addition to writing about wireline industry trends, Sean enjoys playing with his two sons, reading history books, watching the Celtics, and listening to Grateful Dead concerts on Sirius Satellite Radio. Sean works out of his home office Dracut, Mass., and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @FierceTelecom on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.
Articles by Sean Buckley
C Spire is now offering its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home Internet, HDTV, and phone triple-play bundle to Clinton, Miss., the fourth city where the competitive provider is taking the service.
Windstream is the latest ILEC to carve out a tentative agreement with its union employees, this time with 250 members represented by the Communications Workers of America in Kentucky.
AT&T overcame another hurdle in its ongoing wireline union negotiation process as the Communications Workers of America union have voted to ratify a three-year agreement covering 12,000 employees in the Midwest.
Cincinnati Bell has sold off its third tranche of its ownership stake in CyrusOne as part of its ongoing effort to pay down company debt.
Whether it's Charter Communications' proposed acquisitions of Bright House and Time Warner Cable or Comcast's failed attempt to buy Time Warner Cable, consolidation in the cable industry is rampant. One cable MSO that has yet to make a big move in either being acquired or buying another company is Cablevision.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said that the continuing declining costs for equipment will make it easier for service providers of all sizes to expand the availability of broadband to more homes and businesses.
A leader of the Communications Workers of America District 1 says that Verizon's initial proposal to offer pay increases in a three-year proposed contract are nothing more than a way to shield the fact that they want a number of concessions on key issues such as medical, pensions and job security.
Bell Canada is jumping into the 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home craze with plans to launch service in the Toronto market as part of a $922 million investment in its last mile network.
BT has asked UK regulator Ofcom to permit it to shutter its traditional POTS (plain old telephone service) network so it can more effectively compete with a growing pool of nontraditional, over-the-top voice providers like Facebook and Apple.
Verizon is coming under fire again in New York City over claims that the service provider is preventing competitors' broadband data service from being delivered to their customers by blocking access to necessary fiber conduits.