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

TDS finishes Michigan broadband stimulus project, brings service to almost 1,300 homes

TDS Telecom has put the final touches on a broadband stimulus project near Au Train and Chatham in Michigan, bringing service to nearly 1,300 homes thanks to an $8.6 million United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) grant.

CenturyLink to ax 107 CWA union technicians in 8 states

CenturyLink is going to dismiss 107 of its Communications Workers of America (CWA) union network and equipment installation technicians in eight states that made up Qwest's territory, reports The Denver Post.

Windstream says AT&T's IP pilot doesn't address FCC's wholesale rules

Windstream wrote in a filing with the FCC that AT&T's current proposed plan to conduct TDM-to-IP transition trials in Alabama and Florida does not take into consideration a number of the regulator's wholesale service rules. 

Windstream automates cloud provisioning with new tool

Windstream has introduced a new automation tool in its Hosted Solutions subsidiary it says will reduce the time it takes to provision cloud services.

Zayo adds 550 miles to northern California fiber network

Zayo is enhancing its fiber reach in the California market by starting the buildout of an additional 550 miles of dark fiber in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Amazon enters growing streaming video device market with $99 Fire TV

Amazon has become the latest player to enter the growing streaming video devices market with the debut of its $99 Amazon Fire TV set-top box, reports FierceOnlineVideo. According to Kindle VP Peter Larsen, the device is three times as powerful as competing devices from Chromecast, Roku or Apple TV.

Verizon amplifies FiOS retention effort with My Rewards+ program

Verizon introduced a new loyalty plan earlier this year focused on adding value for FiOS customers called My Rewards+, an initiative designed to recognize a customer's service choice and provide rewards for certain behaviors. Now it appears that it's paying off. 

Integra extends fiber reach to 92 data centers

Integra continues to find a strong role in the data center market, announcing that it has connected 30 facilities since October 2013, bringing its total on-net data center footprint to 92.

Juniper to lay off 6 percent of workforce

Juniper Networks is going to lay off 6 percent of its employee base as part of a broader restructuring effort in the wake of a call from its activist shareholder Elliot Management to cut costs.

Infonetics: SDN, NFV enter carrier trial phase, but deployments won't happen until 2015

Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) are clearly the talk of the town in the networking and telecom circles, but the real proof will come as service providers begin to apply these technologies in their live networks.