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

XO to study Icahn's latest takeover bid

XO (OTC BB: XOHO.OB) is once again having to consider yet another takeover bid by Carl Icahn, the company's majority stockholder. The competitive service provider has formed a special committee of

Verizon files first legal challenge against FCC's net neutrality rules

It took less than a month after the FCC put forth its landmark net neutrality rules for someone to challenge it, and that challenge came last week by Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), which filed a

XO fills in fiber gaps with BridgeWave's microwave gear

XO Communications (OTC BB: XOHO.OB) is expanding its broadband wireless offerings to business customers that can't be reached by deploying BridgeWave's FlexPort80 links over its existing 80 market

Ciena's Canada subsidiary gets $25 million grant from Ontario, Canada

Ciena Canada's (Nasdaq: CIEN) expanding presence in the Ottawa region should serve as a boost to a region that's been financially hit hard by the downfall of Nortel. To show their appreciation for

NTT's Pacific Crossing names Takahiro Sumimoto as CEO

Pacific Crossing, a subsidiary of NTT Communications (NYSE: NTT) that runs the transpacific, subsea fiber-optic network ring, PC-1, has appointed Takahiro Sumimoto as its new CEO. Prior to taking up

Venus Telephone to offer hybrid OTT/IPTV service

Pennsylvania-based rural ILEC Venus Telephone may be small, but for what it lacks in size it's making up in its broadband video service ambitions. One of its current ambitions is to deliver a hybrid

Hughes Communications could be up for sale

Hughes Communications' (Nasdaq: HUGH) dominant stakeholder Apollo has appointed Barclays Capital to begin a sales process of the satellite provider, reports Reuters. According to four unnamed

Qwest's video regulatory change dress rehearsal in Colorado

Qwest's (NYSE: Q) latest move to get cozy with Colorado's local and state regulators is a clear sign that the telco finally wants to become a major telco TV player. Although it will likely move to

Verizon to report $600 million pension charge in 2010 earnings

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is going to have to take a $600 million hit in its 2010 full year earnings because of a change in the way it reports pension benefits, reports Reuters. The service provider, which

Telstra realigns management team, names new COO

Telstra is shuffling its top management deck as it moves to become part of the government's National Broadband Network (NBN). Changes at Telstra: Brendon Riley is taking the COO reins. (Photo