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

Verizon pushes the FiOS envelope with new applications

While it's clear that Verizon wants to use its new partnerships with its long-time foe the cable operator to extend its video reach, it still has plenty of ideas on to improve its FiOS service.

Bell Canada's net earnings rise 31%

BCE, the parent company of Bell Canada, reported last week its second-quarter 2012 earnings rose 31 percent to CAD 773 million (USD 778 million).

Level 3 to provide fiber backbone services to Time Warner Cable

Level 3 Communications on Monday announced an arrangement that will expand its relationship with Time Warner Cable.

AT&T leads U.S. Ethernet sales, Vertical Systems Group says

AT&T continues to dominate the U.S. Ethernet services market in terms of port shares sold, according to Vertical Systems Group's mid-year Business Ethernet Leaderboard.

Birch acquires DayStar Communications' assets

Birch Communications on Monday reached an agreement to acquire Port Charlotte, Fla.-based DayStar Communications' assets for an undisclosed amount.

Indianola, Iowa debuts municipal FTTP network

Indianola Municipal Utilities, the local utility for the city of Indianola, Iowa, plans to launch its own municipal Fiber to the Premises system on Oct. 1.

France Telecom-Orange submarine cable ship catches fire off Namibia

France Telecom-Orange's ongoing submarine cable efforts suffered a setback last Wednesday when an unexplained fire broke out on a submarine cable maintenance ship off the coast of Namibia after completing a repair on the SAT3-SAFE cable.

Exponential-e switches to 100G

Just in time for this week's Olympic Games, Exponential-e, a UK-based alternative service provider, on Thursday became the latest service provider to incorporate 100G elements in its network.

Windstream's net income slides 44% on higher expenses

Windstream on Thursday reported that costs related to the completion of its PAETEC acquisition drove down second-quarter 2012 net income, while revenue rose.

AT&T unveils wireless-based landline replacement service

AT&T this week launched a new wireless landline replacement voice service dubbed "AT&T Wireless Home Phone."