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

Telus will penalize broadband users if they surpass their 50GB data allowance

Telus notified broadband consumers that beginning March 30 they will be penalized if they surpass their monthly Internet data allowance of 50 GB per month.  This development indicates that Canada's incumbent telcos are starting to adopt a usage-based billing system similar to what is emerging in the United States.

CenturyLink, Ciena conduct live Terabit trial in central Florida

CenturyLink is taking a look at what lies beyond 100G transmission by completing a 1 Terabit (Tbps) trial on a part of its fiber network in central Florida with vendor partner Ciena.

Sizing up how AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile performed in Q4 2014

Now that the fourth-quarter earnings season is coming to a close, FierceWireless, in partnership with Jackdaw Research, is taking a look at how the top wireless operators performed in terms of key metrics like churn and ARPU.

FairPoint union workers approve new labor agreement

FairPoint Communications has made yet another step forward with its labor unions, announcing that after three days of voting, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) have ratified tentative agreements with the telco.

Facebook, others look to usurp YouTube's online video position

YouTube celebrated its tenth year anniversary last Saturday on Valentine's Day, but it's clear that it is facing a steady new stream of competitors such as Facebook, Twitter and an emerging group of enterprise-class online video service providers.

ETECSA, IDT reach pact to carry long-distance voice service between U.S. and Cuba

Cuba's state-owned telecom provider ETECSA has struck an agreement with U.S.-based IDT to provide direct international long-distance voice calls between the two countries.

GTT acquires MegaPath's managed services business, enhances multinational customer base

GTT Communications is enhancing its multinational customer base by reaching a deal to acquire MegaPath's Managed Services business, one that currently serves more than 500 large multinational business customers.

Cincinnati Bell's Torbeck sees growing potential in small cell backhaul

Cincinnati Bell may have left the wireless services industry by selling its spectrum and related holdings to Verizon last April, but the service provider is aggressively pursuing new small cell wireless backhaul opportunities in its serving territory.

Frontier's McCarthy: We won't expand U-verse

Frontier Communications enhanced its video service capabilities when it purchased AT&T's Connecticut operations, a deal that gave it the telco's U-verse platform, but for now the telco has no immediate plans to expand it into new markets anytime soon.  

FairPoint strikes tentative labor deal with IBEW, CWA unions

FairPoint Communications has reached a tentative agreement with its union workers represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) unions, ending a four-month strike.