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

Tinet introduces new cloud-based Ethernet wholesale service

Tinet, now a Neutral Tandem subsidiary, has launched its EtherCloud offering, a Layer 2 wholesale platform that enables its network partners to buy and sell global Ethernet and VPLS connectivity. As

EarthLink closes its acquisition of One Communications

EarthLink (Nasdaq: ELNK) has put another piece of its super-CLEC business puzzle together as it completes its acquisition of One Communications. Under the terms of the previously announced agreement,

Lightower completes Open Access purchase

Lightower Fiber Networks has put the lid on its latest acquisition of Open Access Inc., a deal that enhances their network presence in both greater New York City and Long Island. Similar to its

AT&T adds Music Choice TV, SWRV to U-verse TV lineup

AT&T (NYSE: T) U-verse users will soon be able to access more commercial free music as the telco has added both Music Choice to its TV channel lineup through a unique TV application and SWRV, an

NBN Co. puts network construction tender on hold

Australia's national broadband network (NBN) has hit yet another snag as the NBN Co. decided to suspend its network construction tender because construction companies did not provide terms and

Zayo Group secures dark fiber agreement with hosted VoIP provider T1Company

Zayo Group continues to follow the ongoing trajectory of providing wholesale services to colocation and managed service providers by securing a new contract with T1Company, a provider of dedicated

CenturyLink, Qwest wrap up their merger

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) and Qwest (NYSE: Q) have completed their merger today as expected--almost a year since they initially announced their marriage last April. In a single stroke, the once small

Qwest wins $100 million IP service contract with the DoD

On the eve of finishing its merger deal with CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), Qwest (NYSE: Q) secured a $100 million contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for Internet Protocol Services (IPS).

TelePacific's SmartVoice outage faces FBI cyber terror investigation

The disruption to TelePacific's SIP (session initial protocol)-based SmartVoice service, which prevented customers from making and receiving calls, is now under review by the FBI's cyber-terrorism

Former Enron Broadband leader Rex Shelby gets a slap on the wrist

Now that Rex Shelby, the former senior vice president of engineering operations at Enron Broadband Services (EBS), has been sentenced to two years of probation, the case against the energy giant's