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

CenturyLink union workers authorize possible strike

CenturyLink's 12,000 employees in 13 states represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union on Monday announced they would strike if they could not come to terms with the telco on a new labor contract.

What lies beyond 100G?

The increased bandwidth demand which service providers in the wireline and wireless industries face is driving a growing number of large incumbents and even competitive telcos to make a migration towards 100G in their core backbone and metro networks.

MegaPath wraps up its EoC roll network expansion effort

MegaPath, a CLEC that's been aggressively expanding its wares through various acquisitions, on Wednesday put the finishing touches on its nationwide Ethernet over Copper (EoC) network build.

AT&T, Comcast and Windstream join telecom price comparison site

Small to medium business (SMB) customers will soon be able to search for telecom services much like searching for flights on, thanks to's launch of its new price comparison website on Tuesday.

XO extends 100G service reach through Equinix

XO on Wednesday signed an agreement to extend its new 100G network via Equinix's International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers in the United States.

How can service providers blend OTT with traditional TV service?

YouTube may have caught the hearts and minds of broadband users as a way to see the latest clip of Justin Bieber acting up on stage or Johnny Knoxville doing a new stunt, but unless there's...

CenturyLink rumored to make bid on tw telecom

CenturyLink could be a possible suitor for tw telecom, a profitable competitive provider serving the business services market which may be putting itself up for sale.

EAGLE-Net: We're not overbuilding in Colorado

The EAGLE-Net Alliance (ENA), an "intergovernmental" cooperative building a middle mile network to deliver optical services to local government agencies, hospitals, libraries and schools, on Monday refuted arguments that it is overbuilding in markets where there's already a broadband service provider present.

BT to provide managed services to British American Tobacco

BT on Monday won a $100 million global managed services deal with British American Tobacco, illustrating that it can effectively compete in the growing consumer packaged goods (CPG) segment.

Zayo completes purchase of USCarrier

Zayo Group on Tuesday wrapped up its acquisition of the remaining piece of USCarrier Telecom (USCarrier), a service provider that it initially gained a 50 percent stake in following its acquisition of American Fiber Systems (AFS) in 2010.