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

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.

Verizon's Mike Ritter on building a foundation for broadband needs with 300 Mbps

Sean Buckley, Senior Editor of FierceTelecom, caught up with Verizon's Mike Ritter at the recent TIA 2012 event in Dallas to discuss the new FiOS speed tiers and how they are helping consumer make the most out of their bandwidth and service experience.

Verizon's Mike Ritter addresses the consumer's growing bandwidth in the home

Mike Ritter, Chief Marketing Officer, Consumer & Mass Business Markets, Verizon discusses how the telco's debut of its 300/65 Mbps speed tier and the doubling of other tiers later this month will give consumers a platform to support their growing appetite for over-the-top applications.

Consolidated's SureWest acquisition gets shareholder approval

Consolidated Communications' acquisition of SureWest is now well on its way to be completed next month as the service provider's shareholders approved the deal.

John Lazar takes back his CEO post at Metaswitch

John Lazar is going to return to his CEO post at Metaswitch, replacing former Redback Networks veteran Kevin DeNuccio. DeNuccio, appointed as Metaswitch's CEO in February 2010, will continue to...

CWA union workers go to the FCC to protest Verizon's cable deal

A group of Verizon employees represented by the Communications Workers of America will gather in front of the Federal Communications Commission building today to protest Verizon Wireless' proposed co-marketing and services deal with cable operators.

Gig.U partners with University of Florida, local utility to build Gigabit-capable network

Gig.U has established a pact with Gainesville Regional Utilities and the University of Florida to bring gigabit fiber connectivity to residents and businesses in the Innovation Square area surrounding the university's campus.

Windstream helps Pratt Industries be more productive with MPLS-based UC services

Windstream has racked up a new win in its business services column as Pratt Industries, a privately-held recycled paper and packaging company, has employed its managed unified communications services.