Sean Buckley

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 sbuckley@fiercemarkets.com. Follow @FierceTelecom on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.

Articles by Sean Buckley

Lightower becomes authorized data services supplier for Rhode Island

Lightower Fiber Networks has strengthened its ties with the state and local government market by being named as an authorized vendor to the State of Rhode Island of Administration for Telecommunications Services.

Could online video alliances resolve content fragmentation, consolidation?

A group of 17 companies that have a major stake in the online video space announced the formation of the Streaming Video Alliance (SVA) last week with the aim of bringing order to an industry segment that's been beset with fragmented technology standards and user frustration.

FairPoint unions step up protest with rallies in Boston, Montpelier, Vt.

FairPoint Communications union workers' move to hold rallies in both Boston and Montpelier, Vt., shows that they are not willing to back down in their ongoing strike over disagreement about various concessions related to company benefits.

Comcast takes on CenturyLink in Albuquerque, Santa Fe with fiber network extension

Comcast Business is looking to give local businesses in Albuquerque and Santa Fe another option besides local telco CenturyLink for Ethernet services, with plans to deliver its entire suite of Ethernet services by extending its fiber network into both of these key New Mexico cities.

Verizon drives SMB loyalty with 'Give and Give Back' campaign

Verizon is hoping to strengthen its bond with its small to medium business (SMB) customers that enrolled in the telco's Small Biz Rewards loyalty program by launching a "Give and Give Back" Holiday Sweepstakes that will award $5,000 to a business and their favorite charity.

Windstream implements Overture's 6500 platform for multi-access Ethernet strategy

Windstream is leveraging Overture's 6500 platform as part of its multi-access Ethernet service initiative, accommodating a mix of fiber, copper, SONET and TDM across its ILEC and CLEC footprints.

Grande extends 1 Gbps service into more parts of Austin

Grande Communications, a Texas-based cable overbuilder, is extending its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service to all new and existing customers in the West Campus area of Austin.

Summit IG sees opportunities in Virginia with new 170-mile dark fiber network

Summit IG has become the latest service provider to make a name for itself in the burgeoning dark fiber market with the completion of a 170-mile regional long-haul dark fiber network connecting the greater Richmond, Va., area.

Verizon enhances cloud purchasing experience with new marketplace

Verizon is looking to help make the cloud purchasing process easier for its business customers with its Verizon Cloud Marketplace.

AT&T, Cisco serve up new cloud-based conferencing tool for business customers

AT&T and vendor partner Cisco have developed a new collaboration tool that they say lets business customers immediately activate a conference with voice, video and content sharing over any Internet-enabled device, whether it is a smart phone, tablet or traditional desktop computer.