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

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.

Lumos Networks applies lessons learned from summer derecho to Hurricane Sandy

Lumos Networks, a regional telco operating in Virginia, West Virginia and other surrounding southern and Midwest states, on Wednesday said that it continues to experience issues mainly in its West Virginia territory from Hurricane Sandy.

Türk Telecom selects Alcatel-Lucent for VDSL2-based FTTB deployment

Turkey's incumbent telco on Wednesday began deploying Alcatel-Lucent's Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) Fiber to the Building (FTTB) platform for its next-gen last mile access strategy to deliver higher speed broadband and video services via a hybrid copper/fiber network architecture.

Texas A&M-San Antonio completes $9.6M BTOP fiber project

Texas A&M University's San Antonio campus now has even more bandwidth to conduct business as on Tuesday it wrapped up construction of a new $9.6 million fiber network connection for its new South Side campus facility.

Bell Aliant's IP services offset Q3 voice revenue decline

Bell Aliant reported that net earnings were CAD 92 million (USD 92.02 million), up from CAD 16 million (USD 16 million), or 21.6 percent year-over-year from Q3 2011, on revenues which fell by 0.4 percent to CAD 697 million (USD 697.1 million) as next-gen services offset expected declines in local and long distance voice revenues.

FairPoint continues to restore service in Northern New England

FairPoint Communications announced on Tuesday that repair crews are in the process of restoring service throughout its Northern New England territory, including Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, now that Hurricane Sandy has passed through the region.

Cincinnati Bell Q3 wireline revenue declines slightly to $182M

Cincinnati Bell on Tuesday reported that is continuing to balance POTS revenue losses with a rise in next-gen services as the telco's Q3 2012 wireline revenues dropped slightly year-over-year to $182 million from $183 million from the same period a year ago.

EarthLink expands data center, fiber network footprint

EarthLink on Tuesday set forth plans to simultaneously expand its core fiber and IP-based network and build out four additional data centers to support its emerging cloud hosting platform.

Vodafone's TelstraClear acquisition gets New Zealand regulatory approval

ComCom, New Zealand's telecom regulator, on Tuesday approved Vodafone New Zealand's NZD 840 million (USD 668.7 million) acquisition of TelstraClear, Telstra's New Zealand unit.