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 Follow @FierceTelecom on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.

Articles by Sean Buckley

Google names Dub's Dread section of Kansas City as its next "fiberhood"

Google on Thursday named the Dub's Dread neighborhood of Kansas City as the next "fiberhoood," or area where it is going to deploy its FTTH service.

Dormant Manchester UK fiber network finds new life

Gamma, a UK-based competitive provider, on Friday found treasure in a fiber network that's been lying dormant for over 10 years.

CRTC rejects Bell Canada's Astral Media acquisition

Canada's telecom regulator, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, on Friday denied BCE's proposal to acquire Astral Media.

Verizon renews MSA contract with MiCTA

Verizon Communications on Tuesday renewed its Master Service Agreement with MiCTA (formerly known as the Michigan Collegiate Telecommunications Association), a nationwide group-purchasing entity.

AT&T could bring U-verse to another 3M users, says analyst

AT&T in November will finally unveil what it is going to do with its rural wireline assets, but a report written by George Notter of Jefferies & Company indicates that the telco will update a portion of those customers to its Fiber to the Node (FTTN)-based U-Verse.

Oi SA's broadband plan footprint reaches over 2,000 cities

Brazil's Oi SA is now operating its national broadband plan--known as the Plano Nacional de Banda Larga (PNBL)--in 2,005 municipalities.

Bell Canada, investors wrap up Q9 Networks purchase

BCE, Bell Canada's parent company, and a group of investors on Thursday completed their acquisition of Q9 Networks, a data center operator.

Bell Aliant brings Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, onto its FibreOP network

Bell Aliant on Thursday invested CAD 750,000 (USD 760,000) to extend its Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network to about 1,500 homes and businesses in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

AT&T leverages Fiserv for its walk-in wireline bill payment system

AT&T on Tuesday signed an agreement with Fiserv to expand its CheckFreePay walk-in bill payment for its wireline and wireless customers.

Gigabit Squared to bring broadband to Mid-South Chicago communities

Gigabit Squared, a municipal broadband provider, on Tuesday won a Illinois Gigabit Communities Challenge award under which the state will invest $2 million to help support the service provider's Gigabit Neighborhood Gateway Program.