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

Israel's government wants investor partner for its proposed fiber network

By building a 25,000 km fiber network, the Israeli government believes it will be able to achieve two goals: bring higher speed bandwidth services to more people while increasing competition. But to

Trans National Communications International files for Chapter 11 protection

Trans National Communications International (TNCI), the telecom unit of the Trans National Group of companies, filed for Chapter 11 protection on Sunday. Founded by Boston businessman Steve Belkin,

Sizing up the competitive shifts at COMPTEL Fall 2011

Now that this year's fall COMPTEL Plus show in Orlando, Fla. is behind us, I thought we'd take the time to take a look at some the trends we saw during the show. As has been the case in previous

FairPoint pushes for relaxed telecom regulations in NH

As FairPoint (Nasdaq: FRP) continues to move ahead with its reorganization process, the service provider believes that deregulation in its New Hampshire markets could level the competitive playing

Level 3's Bandwidth Optimizer offers CDN, IP service bundle for gaming providers

Level 3 (NYSE: LVLT) is hoping to eliminate gaming providers' need to go to multiple sources by offering a bundled Content Delivery Network (CDN) and High Speed IP (HSIP) service called Bandwidth

Report: Windstream could face bidding war for PAETEC

Windstream's (Nasdaq: WIN) desire to complete its pending acquisition of PAETEC, a deal that will instantly double its business service holdings, may now face a competing offer from Level 3

GTA TeleGuam appoints BellSouth vet Robert Haulbrook as president and CEO

Robert Haulbrook has taken up residence as GTA TeleGuam's new President and CEO, taking over the reins from Dan Moffat who left the company due to personal reasons. Haulbrook comes to the telco with

Will low-cost service attract more people to broadband?

Telcos and cable operators like CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) and Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) are making efforts to extend broadband to lower income residents that up till now have not been able to afford any

Zayo continues acquisition feast with 360networks deal

Zayo has broken its recent acquisition silence with a move to acquire 360networks, a Seattle-based wholesale provider. Each company brings something complementary to the table. By making this deal,

FCC lays out USF reform plan that redirects funds to broadband

The FCC finally revealed its much anticipated Universal Service Fund (USF) reform plans to redirect funds towards extending broadband service to underserved and unserved communities. Right now, the