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

NGN makes 100G available across its core middle mile fiber network

NGN, a middle mile service provider serving the North Georgia market, has added 100G capacity across its core fiber network to support its growing residential,  business and service provider customers.

Verizon wraps NFV OpenStack cloud deployment in 5 U.S. data centers

Verizon has taken the next step forward in transitioning to NFV by completing an OpenStack cloud deployment across five of its data centers in the United States.

AT&T reiterates stance for FCC to eliminate non-discrimination requirements on the U.S.-Cuba route

AT&T has reiterated its argument that the FCC should remove the existing nondiscrimination requirements that apply to facilities-based IMTS traffic arrangements on the U.S.-Cuba route.

Verizon FiOS customers unfazed by replacement installers, but activation time remains a concern

Verizon FiOS customers who signed up for service right before the telco's wireline workforce went on strike aren't worried that substitute workers are going to install their service, but rather that they'll get connected on time.

EarthLink, Level 3: EoHFC can't satisfy business customers' dedicated bandwidth needs

EarthLink and Level 3, two service providers that are building out sizeable fiber networks but still have to rent ILEC facilities, say that the Ethernet over hybrid fiber coax (EoHFC) facilities provided by cable operators aren't suitable substitutes to fulfill business service requests.

Aureon acquires BNS Network Solutions, enhances financial industry expertise

Aureon has acquired Des Moines-based BNS Network Solutions (BNS), giving it an enhanced set of features and services to target community bank opportunities in Iowa and Illinois.

Tracking the Verizon wireline union strike

When Verizon wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) could not come to an agreement over various issues related to health care and pensions, they went on strike at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13.

Consolidated Communications acquires CTC for $13M, enhances fiber, on-net building reach

Consolidated Communications is acquiring Champaign-Urbana, Ill., area Champaign Telephone Company and its sister company, Big Broadband Services, a private business communications provider, for $13 million, deepening its fiber and on-net fiber building reach.

CenturyLink, Frontier: FCC should not re-impose price regulations on special access services

CenturyLink and Frontier have joined forces to petition the FCC over the ongoing special access regulation issue, arguing that the FCC should not re-impose new regulations on wholesale services ILECs provide to CLECs.

Cogent could deliver double digit Q1 2016 revenue as lower-cost Ethernet services grow, says BTIG

Cogent Communications may have faced a number of challenges in recent years, but BTIG Research has forecast that wholesale services and business services could drive double digit revenue growth in the first quarter of 2016, marking the first time it has done so since the second quarter of 2014.