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

AT&T, Verizon carry most U.S. business traffic, but competitors gain ground

A new comScore report says that 20 percent of all U.S.-based, browser-based business Internet traffic as of September 2011 came from AT&T (NYSE: T). Not far behind Ma Bell were Verizon (NYSE: VZ)

RUS adds $410.7M in loans to fund rural broadband projects

Just as the USDA's Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and the Commerce Department tighten their grips on broadband stimulus funding awards--revoking $80 million in funding in Louisiana and ordering an

Washington state ILECs say PAETEC is avoiding access charge payments

PAETEC (Nasdaq: PAET) is facing heat from the Washington Independent Telecommunications Association (WITA), a group that represents Washington state-based independent ILECs, that it changed data in

Tower Cloud takes a fresh approach to wireless backhaul

In this week's Hot Seat interview, FierceTelecom talks to Ron Mudry, President and CEO of Tower Cloud about the company's hybrid fiber/microwave approach to wireless backhaul and the bevy of

TelePacific ramps up workforce to keep up with growing customer demand

TelePacific is doing something that for the past few years has been a challenge for most companies: hiring more employees to keep up with growth in its California, Nevada and Texas region. The

NBN Co. ramps up Australia broadband network buildout

NBN Co. has made another step forward with the National Broadband Network (NBN) by developing a program to begin building out its network in every part of Australia. Part of this construction will be

Canada's CRTC to hand down decision on usage-based billing this week

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Canada's telecom regulator, will finally go public with its decision on whether to let incumbent service providers like Bell

China Telecom Americas furthers U.S. presence with its new Chicago office

China Telecom Americas (NYSE: CHA) continues to stretch its wings in the U.S. domestic market by opening a new office in Chicago, a major hub for multinational businesses. Although the service

Hawaiian Telcom's Q3 2011 revenues decline to $97M; broadband, business gain

Hawaiian Telcom's (Nasdaq: HCOM) former troubles continue to be nothing more than a footnote in its history, but ongoing landline losses drove down Q3 revenues to $97 million, down from $101.5

Level 3 targets Mexico business and wholesale service opportunities

Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT) wants to take advantage of potential opportunities to serve the growing presence of service providers and enterprises in Mexico. Offered through its local licensed