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

Foster rejoins MegaPath to lead business services

MegaPath has named Dan Foster its president of business markets, marking the return of one of the company's leaders as it looks to gain more share in the unified communications market segment.

AT&T's Smith: Fiber is an integral part of combined wireline-wireless carrier approach

As AT&T is moving forward with its fiber to the premises (FTTP) rollout for business and residential customers, the service provider is following an integrated wireless and wireline carrier strategy.

Level 3 says enterprises continue to run hybrid TDM/IP-based voice networks

Level 3 Communications may be one of the leading advocates of IP-based voice services, but the reality for many of its larger enterprise customers is they are not ready to totally throw out their TDM-based services or infrastructure.

Wheeler says net neutrality can withstand Supreme Court challenge

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler isn't afraid of the large telcos like AT&T and CenturyLink challenging the commission's net neutrality rules, which were upheld by a Washington federal appeals court last week. He says they also won't fall to a Supreme Court challenge.

CS&L acquires Tower Cloud for $230M, enhances dark fiber transport portfolio

Communications Sales & Leasing has acquired Tower Cloud for $230 million in cash and stock, advancing its asset portfolio with a broader set of dark fiber assets and wireless operator relationships.

Special access revamp needs technology-neutral approach, interest group says

Public Knowledge, a nonprofit Washington, D.C.-based public interest group, says that if the FCC wants to successfully regulate the broadband data services (BDS) market it needs to have a technology neutral policy regime.

Verizon asked by panel to modify FiOS speed, picture quality claims

Verizon has been asked by the National Advertising Review Board to revise a number of its FiOS ads following a complaint by Comcast.

Verizon strike officially ends as wireline contracts approved by both CWA, IBEW unions

Verizon's wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers voted to approve four-year contracts, officially ending a 45-day strike by about 40,000 workers.

Google Fiber follows AT&T, Comcast in effort to remove users' right to sue company

Google Fiber may be successfully forcing the hands of incumbent telcos and cable operators to upgrade their infrastructure to deliver higher speed broadband, but its move to revoke its customers' right to sue the company in a court of law marks a disturbing trend, a Consumerist article notes.

AT&T's 1 Gbps service reaches 15 North Carolina communities in first 18 months of service

AT&T's 1 Gbps service now reaches 15 communities across 5 major metros in North Carolina, marking a major milestone in the telco's $1.65 billion investment in the state's wireline and wireless networks.