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

Qwest's Q2 revenue down due to increased landline loss

Qwest's (NYSE: Q) future may be in IP-based broadband and business services, but the near-term reality is that as more consumers cut their landline phone service for either cable or wireless the

Infonetics: OTN switching takes center stage in P-OTS systems

Packet-optical transport systems (P-OTS, not POTS) may be the latest rage in optical networking, but no two carriers view them the same way. Infonetics Research's latest Packet-Optical Deployment

Consolidated Communications taps BTI to expand Illinois bandwidth needs

Consolidated Communications (Nasdaq: CNSL), a Tier 2 ILEC serving Penn., Ill. and Texas, has deployed BTI Systems' 7000 Series packet optical network platform (PONP) to keep up with the ongoing

Matrix Telecom wraps up Excel Telecommunications acquisition

Matrix Telecom, a competitive provider targeting primarily SMBs and residential customers that's owned by Platinum Capital, has completed its acquisition of Excel Telecommunications from Denham

Frontier appoints Dana Waldo as SVP, Gen Manager of West Va. territory

Frontier (NYSE: FTR) is adding another player to its bullpen by appointing Dana Waldo as its new VP and General Manager for West Virginia. A veteran of American Electric Company's largest operating

Verizon Business brings video conferencing to prison health care facilities

Verizon Business (NYSE: VZ) has found a new market segment for its video collaboration service: the prison health care system. Tailored to meet the needs of prison health care, Verizon Business will

Copper thieves strike Frontier's West Va. network

Frontier Communications (NYSE: FTR) has become the latest service provider to suffer at the hands of vandals looking to make a quick buck by stealing and selling copper to scrap dealers. Although it

RCN Metro enhances New York City colocation site

RCN (Nasdaq: RCNI) Metro Optical Networks' upgrade of its New York City colocation facility at 111 8th Ave., adding cabinet and power capacity, is a response to that region's hunger for high

AT&T lowers DSL prices to battle subscriber loss

AT&T (NYSE: T) has realized that even for all the progress it has made with U-Verse, it still saw 340,000 DSL subscribers flee during the second quarter. Although part of the traditional DSL

CenturyLink adds DirecTV satellite service to video lineup

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has opted to put DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV) into its television lineup, a move that replaces its ongoing relationship with Dish Network (Nasdaq: DISH). Other than noting that it