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

Verizon, CenturyLink say abandoning copper network is a "myth"

Verizon and CenturyLink may be anxious to shut down all of their copper facilities and transition to fiber, but each provider has told the FCC that de facto copper retirement is a "myth" and there's no need to include new requirements addressing the issue in its technology transition plans.

Colo Atl partners install 6,000 dark fiber strands at its Atlanta data center

Colo Atl, a neutral colocation and interconnection provider, is quickly becoming a dark fiber hub as its customers have installed over 6,000 dark fiber strands at its 55 Marietta Street facility in downtown Atlanta.

Cisco's Robbins names new CTO and chief digital officer

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins has put more elements of his leadership team in place, naming Zorawar Biri Singh as senior VP and CTO of Platforms and Solutions and Kevin Bandy SVP and chief digital officer.

Frontier, CWA sign labor deal in California

Frontier Communications has reached an agreement with California workers represented by the Communications Workers of America District 9 union, clearing another obstacle to complete its acquisition of Verizon's wireline business in the state.

CenturyLink calls prison phone rate cap proposed by Pay Tel, Alabama PSC "grossly unrealistic"

CenturyLink said in an FCC regulatory filing that the proposed framework for inmate calling service (ICS) reform from a Pay Tel Communications consultant and the Alabama Public Service Commission is not feasible.

Cisco sheds its data-storage hardware product line, Invicta

Cisco has decided to discontinue its Invicta data-storage hardware line, marking the latest in business units dropped from the roster by incoming CEO Chuck Robbins.

TDS to offer managedIP users second VoIP phone for 1 cent

TDS Telecom is anxious to get more of its business customers to subscribe to its growing managedIP service and is offering businesses that buy a Polycom VVX500 phone to use with their managed service a second phone for a penny.

Tracking telecom earnings for 2015's second quarter

Now that the second-quarter 2015 earnings reporting season has gotten underway, FierceTelecom is tracking how key vendors and service providers in the wireline telecom industry performed.

AT&T agrees extend Gig service to E-rate schools, libraries as part of DirecTV deal

AT&T has agreed to extend its 1 Gbps FTTP service to more E-rate eligible schools and libraries in its wireline footprint as one of the concessions of its now-completed acquisition of DirecTV.

Verizon braces for work stoppage as CWA union members approve strike authorization

Verizon is bracing for a possible strike in its wireline division as 86 percent of the union members represented by the Communications Workers of America voted to authorize a strike, should current negotiations for a new contract remain stalled.