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

Chattanooga's EPB increases speeds, lowers prices on its FTTH products

EPB Fiber, the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based utility telco service provider known for its 1G Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) service, has realigned the structure of its speed and pricing regime.

FCC lifts restrictions on cable/CLEC mergers, acquisitions

The Federal Communications Commission on Monday paved the way for cable operators to purchase CLECs to expand their business service footprints by granting forbearance from Section 652 (b) of the Communications Act.

XO continues to find new fortunes in Ethernet over Copper

XO Communications is one of the largest advocates of fiber-based Ethernet services in the competitive telco space, but the service provider is also a purveyor of Ethernet over Copper service. Sam Koetter, senior product manager, Ethernet services for XO, talks with FierceTelecom about the realities of EoC.

Windstream's Gardner: We're getting better at Fiber to the Tower

Jeff Gardner, CEO of Windstream said during an investor conference that he's seeing the demand for Fiber to the Tower revenues from its largest wireless customers continue to grow.

BT names Luis Alvarez as CEO of its Global Services division

BT on Monday announced that it has promoted Luis Alvarez as the new CEO of BT Global Services, moving into the post beginning on Oct. 1.

Telefonica names Alcatel-Lucent as its OSS partner

Telefonica on Friday appointed Alcatel-Lucent's professional services division to consolidate its diverse set of network management and back office systems onto a common platform.

Ericsson becomes latest investor in CENX

CENX, one of the early pioneers in the still-nascent Ethernet exchange market segment, announced Monday during the Carrier Ethernet World Congress in Barcelona that Ericsson is the latest company to make an investment in the service provider.

AT&T's Stephens: Hope to have decision on rural wireline assets by end of the year

AT&T senior executive VP and CFO John Stephens said on Thursday during the Bank of America 2012 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference in Beverly Hills that the telco they could have a solution for what to do with its rural wireline assets by the end of the year.

Verizon's Shammo: We'll continue to migrate problem copper customers to FiOS

Fran Shammo, CFO and VP of Verizon, said that if customers want their FiOS Fiber to the Premises (FTTP), they should pay a premium.

TelePacific to offer SmartVoice line on a nationwide basis

TelePacific on Thursday during the Channel Partners Show announced that it is now offering its SmartVoice PRI, SIP and business-line services to businesses throughout the United States.