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

Ofcom requires BT to reduce rural wholesale broadband rates

UK telecom regulator Ofcom is making BT (NYSE: BT) reduce its wholesale rates to ISPs that deliver broadband services to rural area users. This latest ruling follows an earlier proposal made by

AT&T's Stephenson says its legacy DSL is 'obsolete'

Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T (NYSE: T), during this week's National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) summer meeting in Los Angeles, admitted that the copper-based DSL

Google begins connecting customers to its Stanford FTTP network

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) is finally bringing on the first customers to its much talked about Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) network on the Stanford University campus. Jenna Wandres, a Google spokeswoman,

Allstream signs 60 new IP-based business contracts in Q2

MTS Allstream's (Toronto: MBT.TO) bet on building out fiber and IP to buildings in Canada continues to pay off as the service provider reported that it signed 60 new deals in Q2 2011 alone. MTS

CenturyLink turns on IPTV channel in Orlando

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has turned on its Prism IPTV service in Central Florida as one of the latest markets in its ongoing IPTV service buildout drive. CenturyLink's Prism service may still be

Birch Telecom gets bankruptcy court permission to purchase Cordia

Birch Telecom is taking another step in its growth process as it gets Florida bankruptcy court permission to acquire Cordia Communications for $8 million. By acquiring Cordia--one of many deals Birch

SureWest puts Matt Zuschlag in charge of Kansas City business

SureWest (Nasdaq: SURW) continues to get its Kansas City house in order by appointing 22-year telecom veteran Matt Zuschlag as the region's new general manager. Reporting to Karlyn Oberg, SureWest's

AT&T extends U-verse video application to over 20 wireless devices

AT&T's (NYSE: T) move to make its U-verse video content to more Android wireless devices illustrates that the operator continues to play into the consumer's desire to have their content available

Pacific Fibre employs TE Subcom to build its trans-Pacific submarine cable system

Pacific Fibre has put another piece of its submarine cable system linking Australia, New Zealand and the United States by naming TE SubCom as one of its key suppliers. Under the terms of the

Home Gateway Initiative sets requirements to deliver energy management, automation services

The Home Gateway Initiative (HGI) has released a new document that will provide a foundation for service providers to deliver new energy management and automation services over the home gateway. With