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

tw telecom wins multi-year voice, data contract from Andrews Air Force Base

tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC) can now put another public sector customer into the win column as the U.S. Air Force will leverage the competitive provider's local voice and Internet services at Andrews

Frontier pledges improving service, expanding broadband in Ohio

With Frontier's (NYSE: FTR) integration of the rural phone lines it acquired from Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) in 14 states moving along, the service provider is now turning its attention to Ohio. Speaking

Verizon battles cable with 10, 15 Mbps DSL speed tiers

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) continues to be set on saving its DSL face and its latest 10-15/1 Mbps service for consumers and business users is a testament to that commitment. Initially offered to over four

Nortel puts multiservice switch unit on the auction block

Does anyone remember when Nortel snapped up multi-service switch provider Shasta Networks in the late 1990s? Well, now Nortel Networks is going to sell its Multiservice Switch (MSS) unit, to PSP

New Zealand's commerce commission wants to deregulate wholesale market

Competition in New Zealand's telecom market appears to be good, so good that the Commerce Commission has recommended that the business data and bundled resale service market shouldn't be subject to

Texas residents, businesses held back by limited broadband access

Chances are if you live or do business in Chireno, Texas, any online activity you conduct is over a slow dialup or slow satellite connection. Case in point is Chireno's city-operated natural gas

RCN divvies up business segments and names new management team

RCN begins a new chapter this week as new parent ABRY Partners completes its $1.2 billion acquisition with a new management team and a realigned company structure. Under the new company structure,

AT&T gets $800 million boost from Sterling Commerce deal

With AT&T's (NYSE: T) $1.4 billion sale of Sterling Commerce to IBM (NYSE: IBM) now complete, the telco will record a one-time pretax gain of $800 million in Q3 2010. AT&T said that the

Rumor mill: Cisco is crafting deal for Skype

Just as it prepares to go public, Skype could be finding itself in the hands of Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO), which according to a report in TechCrunch, is making a bid to acquire the VoIP service provider.

Qwest brings cloud-based application recovery to SMBs

With the launch of its Real-Time Application Recovery service, Qwest (NYSE: Q) wants to give SMBs the same access to its cloud computing capabilities that are currently offered to its large business