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

Australian Senate approves National Broadband Network legislation, with concessions

The Australian Senate passed new legislation for the country's National Broadband Network (NBN) after it had to extend its recent parliamentary session to complete some last minute details. Citing an

Verizon Wireless' ongoing LTE drive creates a lush wireline-based backhaul opportunity

While AT&T's (NYSE: T) proposed $39 billion bid for rival T-Mobile was the main talk of the town at last week's CTIA Wireless show, Verizon's move to further expand its LTE network coverage will

California Connects leverages $10.9 million BTOP grant to bring broadband to 61,000 people

California Connections, a program that's funded through a $10.9 million grant from the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) administered by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce's National

Endstream gets CLEC license in Florida

Endstream, an emerging retail and wholesale competitive provider, will soon be able to offer its suite of services to medium and large businesses and carriers in Florida. Beginning in Q2 2011, the

Telmex renames its Ecuador wireline unit as Claro

America Movil's (NYSE: AMX) Ecuador wireline unit will soon be known under a new brand as Claro. Rebranding the unit as Claro is part of a broader strategy taken by Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim

Verizon extends BET HD over FiOS television to six states

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is giving its FiOS TV users a chance to access a high-definition version of BET in six of its serving areas. Although neither Verizon nor BET revealed the terms of the programming

Nortel sells off its block of IPv4 addresses to Microsoft

Having already divested its optical, wireless and IP businesses, you would think that Nortel would have nothing left to sell off. Well, think again. The once-giant vendor is now selling off a block

TE Connectivity scores $400 million contract with the Australian NBN program

TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL), the new vendor created from the merger of the former Tyco Electronics and ADC, is already making an impression as the company has been awarded a network connectivity

Cincinnati Bell's subsidiary CyrusOne to build a new data center facility

Cincinnati Bell's (NYSE: CBB) data center CyrusOne subsidiary continues to ramp up its data center capabilities with plans to build a 72,000 square foot data center in Austin, Texas. The new build is

CenturyLink-Qwest merger gets the Oregon PUC's approval

With the Oregon Public Utility Commission's (PUC) approval in hand, CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) and Qwest (NYSE: Q) can now move ahead to complete the deal by the April 1 deadline and begin the company