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

Canada's CRTC requires incumbents to offer 15% discount to wholesale customers

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) put in a provision in its controversial usage-based billing ruling that will require large incumbent service providers to offer

NTT Communications to jointly build 40 Gbps Asia-Pacific submarine cable

NTT Communications (NYSE: NTT) is synching up with fellow Asia-Pacific-based service providers Philippines Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), StarHub and Telekom Malaysia to build the new $430

Oregon regulator presses Frontier over its proposed FiOS video rate increases

Oregon's video regulator Metropolitan Area Communications Commission (MACC) wants a straight answer from Frontier Communications (NYSE: FTR) to why they are going to raise FiOS TV rates. During the

Vivendi's GVT acquisition gets Anatel's blessing

French conglomerate Vivendi will be able to cross off another mark on its to-do checklist in acquiring GVT (Global Village Telecom) as Anatel, Brazil's telecom regulator, granted approval for the

AboveNet appoints Rajiv Datta as its new COO

AboveNet (NYSE: ABVT) has decided to promote Rajiv Datta, the service provider's current CTO, to Chief Operating Officer. Alcatel veteran Rajiv Datta has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer

CenturyLink's Texas users suffer speed slowdowns

If you're a DSL user in CenturyLink's (NYSE: CTL) North or Central Texas territory, you probably have been at the receiving end of a slow connection. As reported on, the culprit behind

FairPoint reaches its broadband rollout goals in Maine

FairPoint Communications (Nasdaq: FRP) appears to be finally on the mend. Not only did the beleaguered company finally emerge out of Chapter 11 protection, but now it has met its mandate of bringing

Sidera to supply fiber-based services to MBTA

Sidera's ability to focus on targeting customer needs as a private company continues to pay off as this week the service provider scored a deal to provide their optical services to the Massachusetts

Verizon beefs up data center power with Terremark purchase

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) may have been quiet on the M&A front in 2010 apart from selling off its rural assets to Frontier (NYSE: FTR), but as it sees a growing demand for cloud services the service

AT&T offers IPv6 transition consulting to businesses

With many Internet gurus predicting that the end of IPv4 addressing will happen as early as next week, AT&T (NYSE: T) is stepping up to the plate to help businesses get ready for the IPv6