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

Bell Canada turns on its IPTV service

Bell Canada (NYSE: BCE) is making another effort to stick it to cable competitors with the debut of 'Bell Fibe TV' service in Toronto and Montreal. The new IPTV service, which is based Microsoft's

FastWeb, Wind and Vodafone Italy abandon open access fiber alliance

The Italian competitive telco trio's--FastWeb, Wind and Vodafone Italy--decision to abandon their open access Fiber to the Home proposal with Italy's Next Generation Network (NGN) is another case of

Tom Regent to head up BT Global Services sales/marketing efforts

As BT (NYSE: BT) continues to expand its global services reach to satisfy multinational corporation (MNC) needs, it has brought on Tom Regent on board as the unit's new President of Global Sales

Verizon's CFO John Killian to retire at the end of 2010

John Killian, Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) Chief Financial Officer, has decided to retire from the company after a 31-year career with the company. Killian became Verizon's CFO after Doreen Toben retired in

Lightower adds Lexent Metro Connect to its acquisition cart

Less than a week after it wrapped up its purchase of Veroxity, Lightower Fiber Networks, is going to the M&A store again to purchase Lexent Metro Connect, a New York-based dark fiber provider. By

XO scales up its Ethernet over Copper network

With over 19,000 route miles of fiber, XO Communications is not lacking in the fiber department to deliver optical-based Ethernet services, but that fiber network doesn't reach every building in its

ITC^Deltacom expands fiber network, adds new leadership to wholesale team

ITC^DeltaCom (OTC: ITCD.OB) wants to be prepared for its customer's current and future needs so the service provider is expanding its existing fiber network with a number of new network sites. The

BT, China Telecom to discuss potential partnership

BT (NYSE: BT) sees China as a major area of growth so this week it's meeting with China Telecom's executives to discuss how the two service providers could collaborate with one another. News of BT

PAETEC makes bid to acquire Cavalier Telephone

Consolidation of the CLEC industry is in full swing at this fall's Comptel show as PAETEC (Nasdaq: PAET) moves to acquire Cavalier Telephone for $460 million in cash. By purchasing Cavalier, PAETEC

Bell Canada enhances video play by acquiring CTV

Bell Canada's parent BCE (NYSE: BCE) is so bullish on its video prospects that it's plunking down $2.9 billion to buy up Canada's largest private broadcaster CTV. Under the terms of the agreement,