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 Follow @FierceTelecom on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.

Articles by Sean Buckley

AT&T and CBS ink new content agreements

AT&T on Friday renewed its content carriage agreement with CBS, a deal that includes retransmission consent for CBS-owned TV stations and carriage of Showtime, The Smithsonian Channel and The CBS Sports Network.

FairPoint prepays $25M on its debt

FairPoint Communications on Tuesday reached another financial milestone in its ongoing recovery by making a voluntary $25 million debt prepayment on its $25 million loan.

UPDATED: Zayo wraps up FiberGate acquisition

Zayo on Tuesday completed its acquisition of dark fiber provider FiberGate, instantly increasing its fiber and route miles in the Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, Baltimore, and suburban Maryland area.

NTT DoCoMo shakes up Guam's telecom market with MCV Broadband acquisition

DoCoMo Pacific, the Guam-based wireless operator owned by Japan's NTT DoCoMo, on Friday moved to become a quad-play voice, video, data and wireless operator by reaching a deal to acquire cable operator MCV Broadband.

No issue on Monday

Due to the holiday, FierceTelecom will not publish on Monday, but we'll be back in your inbox Tuesday morning.

eBay, Fujitsu, and Verizon establish Big Data working group with Cloud Security Alliance

The Cloud Security Alliance, a group centered on developing best practices for ensuring cloud computing security, announced Thursday it teamed with Fujitsu Labs, eBay and Verizon Business to form a working group that will develop methods to tackle Big Data security issues.

Report: BT to sell 5% stake in India's Tech Mahindra for $100M

BT, according to two sources cited by Reuters on Wednesday, plans to sell a 5 percent stake in India-based IT provider Tech Mahindra for approximately $100 million.

Optical transport equipment market declines 5%

The optical transport equipment market, according to a Dell'Oro report, declined about 5 percent, to $6.1 billion, in the first six months of 2012 from the same period a year ago.

ivi takes major blow from court decision

ivi, a service provider known for streaming broadcast TV content, might become just another mention in the over the top (OTT) video history books after another court ruling against it, says Jim Barthold.

Verizon restores fiber services in Massachusetts, repairs on copper network continue

Verizon on Wednesday said it has restored fiber services that were disrupted on Aug. 27 in Lawrence, Mass. due to a fire that knocked out services for about 7,000 customers.