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-Qwest merger gets support from Washington state regulators

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is close to checking off Washington State off its list of regulatory approvals list it needs to complete its acquisition of Qwest (NYSE: Q). Of course, CenturyLink and Qwest

FierceTelecom's 2011 Predictions: Service providers squeeze more out of copper

Just when you think copper has seen its final days, something else comes along that promises to expand the capabilities of the 100-plus year old wired medium. Throughout 2010, there were a number of

2010 Year in Review: Ethernet exchanges rose to simplify network interconnection

The News: Ethernet obviously continues to make a name for itself as a high-speed flexible data service that service providers can deliver to businesses, but the advent of the Ethernet exchange in

2010 Year in Review: Incumbents work through IP growing pains

The News: For incumbent wireline providers, 2010 continued to be one of ongoing revenue transition from legacy TDM to IP services--one that's expected to continue throughout 2011 and beyond. In other

2010 Year in Review: CLECs bulk up on fiber and services

The News: While the CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL)-Qwest (NYSE: Q) and Frontier (NYSE: FTR)-Verizon (NYSE: VZ) marriages were clearly the biggest talk in the wireline M&A town, CLECs were just as active

2010 Year in Review: Google's Fiber to the Home dream

The News: Buoyed by the ongoing broadband stimulus program and the FCC's chairman Julius Genachowski's "100 Squared Initiative" and its national broadband plan, Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) decided that it

2010 Year in Review: Qwest finally gets bought out

The News: While Frontier's (NYSE: FTR) acquisition of Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) lines in 14 states was big news in 2010, CenturyLink made an even more ambitious move in 2010 by crafting a deal for

2010 Year in Review: Industry consolidation, IP migration takes hold

I'd like to raise a glass and say goodbye to another year behind us here at FierceTelecom. For the wireline side of the telecom industry, 2010 was by most accounts another year of ups and downs and

Verizon FiOS subscribers can now use Apple iPad as a TV remote

If you're a Verizon (NYSE: VZ) FiOS customer that has an Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPad, you'll now be able to use the device to manage your TV viewing experience. By downloading Verizon's free FiOS

TelePacific strikes deal to acquire MegaPath's fixed wireless business

TelePacific believes the best way to the SMB customer's heart is by giving them various options, and the CLEC is adding yet another option by purchasing MegaPath's fixed wireless business. By