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

Polycom abandons Mitel deal as Siris Capital bids $2B for the company

Polycom has struck a deal to be acquired by private-equity firm Siris Capital for $2 billion, abandoning its previously announced agreement with Mitel.

Frontier applies for Middletown, New York video franchise, sets stage to compete with Charter

Frontier Communications has applied for a cable franchise to offer IPTV service in Middletown, New York, posing a new challenge to Charter Communications, which entered the market via its acquisition of Time Warner Cable.

CenturyLink, Frontier lead new special access coalition targeting BDS proposal

CenturyLink, Frontier Communications and a group of service providers have formed the "Invest in Broadband for America" coalition as the latest effort to encourage FCC to reconsider its business data services proposal.

EarthLink taps health care veteran Ferro to lead technology and products

EarthLink has named Jacob J. Ferro, Jr. as executive vice president, chief information officer and product officer, marking the latest in a series of executive changes at the competitive provider.

Zayo's aggressive network builds spell new revenue growth opportunities, says Wells Fargo

Zayo Group's ongoing network buildout via acquisitions and organic builds, intended to satisfy its growing customer base, will also enable it to grow its top line annual revenue, says Wells Fargo in a research report.

Frontier could face state, federal investigation for recent California 911 outage

Frontier's network woes in California continue to rise as the telco is being taken to task by the Riverside County officials over a recent 911 service outage in Coachella Valley.

New Charter assures TWC customers its integration won't see Frontier-level chaos

Charter Communications has told existing Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks customers that they won't suffer the same issues that plagued Verizon FiOS customers after Frontier took over operations in three states in April.

Oak Hill Capital acquires Oxford Networks, combines operations with FirstLight Fiber

Oak Hill Capital is acquiring Oxford Networks, a fiber-based provider serving Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, reflecting the ongoing consolidation of the competitive provider market in the Northeast.

Windstream CTO Nicklas leaves company, duties assumed by three executives

Windstream's Chief Technology Officer Randy Nicklas has left the telco, and his duties will be assumed by three other company executives.

Cox acquires major stake in Unite Private Networks, deepens metro fiber portfolio

Cox Communications is acquiring a large stake in Unite Private Networks, bolstering its metro and regional fiber portfolio across a number of Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets. The cable provider joins Ridgemont Equity Partners and the company's management team as a major shareholder in UPN.