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

FCC approves CenturyLink-Qwest merger with conditions

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as expected granted its approval of CenturyLink's (NYSE: CTL) merger with Qwest Communications (NYSE: Q). Of course, the FCC has granted the approval of

Sprint expands its managed security solution product set

Sprint (NYSE: S) is cashing in on the burgeoning need enterprises have for security by enhancing its managed security service portfolio. Taking a partnership-based approach to the managed security

See you at CTIA: Join me for two telco panels

For the first time in two years, I am going to be heading down to take part in this year's CTIA Show in sunny Orlando, Fla. My focus remains squarely on wireline, but as the lines between the two

CenturyLink banks on March madness basketball season with new multiview feature

CenturyLink's (NYSE: CTL) debut of its Championship Multiview feature illustrates the idea that it will need to add new differentiators to make its Prism IPTV service stand out from the cable

Qwest provides optical connection to CoSentry's data centers

CoSentry may be finding continued success in selling cloud and managed services, but it still needs local fiber connections to connect its diverse data center sites, so it's turning to Qwest's (NYSE:

Verizon won't implement a usage-based billing plan

With AT&T (NYSE: T) moving ahead with its usage based billing (UBB) plan for its DSL customer base, it's not hard to understand how speculation could emerge that Verizon (NYSE: VZ), one of three

Pac-West Telecomm names Todd Wallace as its new COO

Pac-West Telecomm is doing some executive shuffling by promoting Todd Wallace as its new Chief Operating Officer. Wallace, who joined Pac-West last year as its Senior VP of engineering and Network

House Republicans up their fight against the FCC's net neutrality rules

A Republican-led House of Representatives panel are stepping up their efforts to bring down the FCC's net neutrality rules. This week, the House Commerce Committee voted 30-23 to overturn the FCC's

Netflix rails against AT&T's proposed data cap plans

Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) is giving its two cents on AT&T's (NYSE: T) newly announced data cap plan for its DSL users, arguing that such moves are "anti-consumer." Netflix certainly has an axe to

Integra Telecom offers SIP interoperability with Mitel's IP PBXs

Integra Telecom is following up the earlier debut of its SIP Solutions service by partnering with Mitel to offer SIP interoperability on the PBX maker's communication systems. This new agreement will