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

Savvis shareholders give their blessing for CenturyLink deal

With Savvis' shareholders voting to approve the deal, CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) cleared what might be its last major hurdle in acquiring the managed services provider. About 99 percent of the votes

Level 3 maintains it will complete Global Crossing deal despite DOJ investigation, XO protest

A deal is a deal, right? Well, Level 3 Communications' (Nasdaq: LVLT) proposed acquisition of Global Crossing (Nasdaq: GLBC) is far from done as the Justice Department is now expanding its

Verizon tightens its wireline union concessions

As Verizon (NYSE: VZ) gets ready to go to the bargaining table to replace its three-year union contracts that will expire early next month, the telco wants tougher concessions from its unions.

UPDATE: ADTRAN's stock up 4% on higher than expected Q2 2011 earnings, but Q3 outlook disappoints

ADTRAN's (Nasdaq: ADTN) ongoing earnings roll continued into Q2 2011 as the Huntsville, Ala.-based telecom vendor reported a 33 percent increase in net income to $36.9 million. Likewise, company

FCC issues NPRM to protect consumers from "mystery fees" on voice services

During its Open Commission Meeting yesterday, the FCC introduced a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) to prevent service providers from inserting "mystery fees" or what's known "cramming" on

CenturyLink's Savvis acquisition gets FCC approval

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is one step closer to putting another piece of its cloud services puzzle together as the FCC has approved its acquisition of Savvis. Already, CenturyLink's deal received an

ALFA wraps acquisition of AT&T's stake in Alestra

ALFA has completed its acquisition of AT&T's (NYSE: T) 49 percent stake in Mexican service provider Alestra. Now that the deal is closed, which was originally announced in April 2011, ALFA is now

Mammoth Networks pilots Layer 2 Ethernet service in 17 markets

Mammoth Networks is enhancing its growing Ethernet product portfolio with a new Layer 2 Ethernet long-haul service. Set to be initially trialed in 17 markets that stretch between Seattle to Atlanta,

Netflix shares jump past $300, but content acquisition challenges lie ahead

Netflix's (Nasdaq: NFLX) ongoing rise to power seems to have no end as the video rental company's shares lurched beyond $300 in NASDAQ trading. Coming on the heels of its move to expand its business

FiberLight extends off-net network reach through agreement with Global Capacity

FiberLight's new agreement to leverage Global Capacity's One Marketplace Access Exchange illustrates a need to extend its own services to other carriers and provide its customers with necessary