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

CenturyLink to take on Comcast with its IPTV service in Colorado Springs

CenturyLink's move to extend its Prism IPTV service into Colorado Springs, Colo., illustrates the telco making good on its promise to expand it into former Qwest territories.

BT wants more pricing flexibility for its last mile fiber services

BT said regulatory changes are posing challenges for the telco and has asked British officials not to not apply price controls on the fiber-based broadband services it sells to competitive carriers like TalkTalk.

Zayo gains MEF 9, 14 certification for its Ethernet services

Zayo will be able to give its business and wholesale customer's confidence that their Ethernet services are standards compliant, as the competitive provider just received Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) MEF 9 and MEF 14 certification.  

EarthLink introduces IT help-desk service

EarthLink has added help-desk services to its growing portfolio of IT services, a move the company says will help business customers' IT staffs focus on more critical issues.

Juniper blames economic malaise for lackluster equipment sales

Juniper Networks, like its main competitor Cisco Systems, has forecasted softer growth in router sales amid economic uncertainty.

Week in Research: BYOD drives new enterprise mobility concerns; Internet core router demand down in Q1

It's hard not to avoid the growth of wireless devices in the enterprise. According to a new Gartner study, 90 percent of enterprises that have deployed mobile devices and 86 percent of enterprises surveyed said they plan to deploy media tablets this year. 

TDS' Vital Support Systems purchase is about building solutions, not just collecting assets

TDS advanced its managed service vision by making a move to purchase Des Moines, Iowa-based Vital Support Systems, a sign that it wants to be more responsive to their business customers' desire to work with a third party to help manage their IT service functions.  

Spirit Communications fans out EoC presence with Overture Networks

Spirit Communications, a CLEC jointly owned by 11 South Carolina independent ILECs, is extending Ethernet over Copper in its North and South Carolina territories.

Integra grows on-net fiber presence to over 2,000 buildings

Integra Telecom has reached another major milestone in its effort to expand into larger business opportunities as it has expanded its on-net fiber connections to over 2,000 buildings in its serving region.

CenturyLink snaps up Networx Universal data services task order from Social Security Administration

CenturyLink has taken on a $233 million, five-year task order to provide managed data services to the Social Security Administration via its seat on the General Service Administration's Networx Universal contract.