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

Windstream to lay off at least 280 workers

With its acquisition of PAETEC now in the bag, Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) plans to phase out 280 employees over the next four months. As reported in Channel Partners, 52 of those jobs, which are

Report: Utilities need a common cybersecurity plan

While it is obvious that the utilities industry move to IP creates new cybersecurity threats, a group of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers think that any plan to battle these

CenturyLink secures spot on GSA's CONNECTIONS II contract vehicle

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has joined the all-star cast participating in the General Services Administration's (GSA) CONNECTIONS II $5 billion contract program for federal government agencies.

Frontier slaps modem support fee on DSL consumers

Frontier Communications (NYSE: FTR) has begun charging its customers a mandatory modem fee with no option to purchase. As reported in Broadband DSL Reports citing one of its forum readers, the fee,

China Telecom, China Unicom look to improve wholesale price structure

China Telecom and China Unicom want to put a common framework in place for wholesale leased line Internet services and have asked the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) to end their

Emerald Networks to build U.S. to Europe cable system

Emerald Networks, an emerging subsea cable system owner, plans to build a new transatlantic submarine cable linking U.S. and Europe. Set to be completed by 2013, the proposed 5,200 km cable system

McAdam to become Verizon board chairman in January

Lowell McAdam's journey as the ruler of the Verizon (NYSE: VZ) kingdom will be complete in January when he adds the chairman of the board to his title, once retired CEO Ivan Seidenberg relinquishes

BT paves new 40G, 100G optical networking path

BT (NYSE: BT) has made it official that 40G and 100G are going to be part of its 21st Century Network (21CN) core network. Ciena 6500 packet-optical platform To make these plans reality,

Terremark expands Silicon Valley data center to keep up with customer growth

Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) cloud and data center subsidiary Terremark has just wrapped up work on the expansion of its Network Access Point (NAP) West. Located in Santa Clara, Calif., a key city in the

Zayo completes acquisition of 360networks

Zayo has completed its acquisition of 360networks, a $319 million deal that instantly increases its fiber and service footprint. With 360networks in its fold, Zayo's fiber network totals more than