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

TelePacific adds VoIP service to its Ethernet over Copper offering

TelePacific wants to illustrate how SMB customers can use Ethernet for more applications than just data, so it's offering its SIP-based SmartVoice service with its Ethernet over Copper (EoC) product.

CenturyLink-Qwest merger gets Montana PSC approval

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has crossed off another point on its merger checklist with Qwest Communications (NYSE: Q) as the Montana Public Service Commission has granted approval of the deal. Before

Reliance Globalcom jumps aboard CENX's Ethernet exchange train

By joining CENX's Ethernet exchange, Reliance Globalcom believes it can not only expand Ethernet service to customers located outside of its network footprint, but also be more responsive to their

AboveNet clears regulatory hurdle to expand its Canadian operations

AboveNet (NYSE: ABVT) has cleared a major hurdle in offering services to Canadian businesses as the Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) ruled that it can lease dark

Cable&Wireless, CURRENT tap into UK smart grid opportunity

While the utility industry has been traditionally closed and proprietary, government smart grid mandates are driving them to work with outside parties, including service providers. One duo happy to

Verizon Global Wholesale offers Web-based tools to carrier customers

Verizon Global Wholesale (NYSE: VZ) wants to make its service provider customer's lives easier, so it has introduced a series of Web-based tools called Quick Functions. These Web-based Quick

Dish Network ups telecom service game, acquires Liberty-Bell Telecom

Dish Network (Nasdaq: DISH) has made its biggest move yet in furthering its presence in the telecom industry by making a bid to acquire Liberty-Bell Telecom, a Denver-based CLEC. By acquiring

Google taps Sonic.net to operate its Stanford FTTH network

Although Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) has yet to name the lucky city that will be the recipient of its much-hyped Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network, it has now announced that competitive residential

Telecom New Zealand invited to negotiations for government's broadband plan

After being snubbed out of initial negotiations, Telecom New Zealand has been asked by the government to participate in "prioritized negotiations" for its ultra-fast broadband (UFB) initiative in 25

Qwest retunes its television stance in Colorado

Qwest (NYSE: Q) may be one of the forgotten-about telco tv market pioneers in its previous life as US West--an effort it shut down in late 2008 with the closing of its VDSL-based Choice TV