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, CWA reach tentative 3-year agreement with Southeast wireline workers

AT&T on Friday hammered out a tentative labor agreement with the Communications Workers of America District 3 in ongoing contract negotiations with wireline workers in its Southeast territory.

Verizon, despite lack of commercial power, continues to restore service in New Jersey, New York

Verizon Communications on Sunday said it was making continual progress to restore service to its wireline customers in its Mid-Atlantic and Northeast territories even as a Barclay's analyst put Verizon's restoration costs alone at $306 million.

XO continues to restore service throughout NYC, NJ, PA, Ohio territories

XO Communications on Thursday reported that it is continuing to assess damage to its network caused by Hurricane Sandy and is conducting recovery efforts in major East Coast cities and as far west as Ohio.

FairPoint's next-generation services drive revenues to $242.1M

FairPoint Communications on Friday reported that Q3 2012 revenue was $242.1 million, down sequentially from $243.5 million, as the expected decline in voice service revenue was partially offset by residential broadband as well as Ethernet services for businesses and wholesale carrier customers.

Birch waives service charges in aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Birch Communications, a CLEC serving a mix of SMBs and residential customers, on Thursday announced that it will waive service charges for any of its customers that suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy.

Consolidated Communications-SureWest synergy boosts Q3 revenue to $157M

Consolidated Communications on Thursday reported that Q3 2012 revenues, including results from SureWest Communications, which it purchased in July, were $157 million, up from $92.5 million in Q3 2011.

Swisscom begins testing FTTx architectures

Swisscom on Thursday revealed plans to test what it calls Fiber to the Street (FTTS), or what is more commonly known as Fiber to the cabinet (FTTC) or Fiber to the node (FTTN), in the municipality of Flerden.

Obama takes the lead in the online video race during 2012 election

It's hard to escape the amount of political ads related to the presidential election, coming to viewers not only via traditional TV set and social networking sites like Facebook, and increasingly via online video.

UPDATED: Windstream makes network restoration progress following Hurricane Sandy

Windstream on Wednesday reported that while dealing with Hurricane Sandy was challenging, having the right disaster recovery plans in place made all of the difference for keeping its customers up and running.

Telstra Global enhances global reach by opening 9 PoPs

Telstra Global , the global arm of Australia's Telstra, on Wednesday announced that it is expanding its network coverage with nine new points of presence (PoPs) in Europe, Asia Pacific and the United States.