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 sbuckley@fiercemarkets.com. Follow @FierceTelecom on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.

Articles by Sean Buckley

Vonage enhances business play with $114M Telesphere acquisition

Vonage has reached a deal to acquire communications-as-a-service provider Telesphere Networks for $114 million, another move in its ongoing mission to take a larger piece of the growing small to medium business (SMB) sector.

CenturyLink plans to extend IPTV into new markets in 2015

CenturyLink has reiterated its plans to bring its growing Prism IPTV service into new markets next year as it continues to work with various communities to establish new franchise agreements.

Level 3's enterprise revenues offset weaker wholesale results

Level 3, which has just completed its acquisition of tw telecom, reported that Core Network Services (CNS) revenue rose 5.8 percent to $1.48 billion, helping to offset ongoing declines in its wholesale business.

Sizing up how Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and TracFone performed in Q3

As the third-quarter 2014 earnings season winds down, FierceWireless is taking a look at how the top U.S.-based wireless operators performed. In partnership with Jackdaw Research analyst Jan Dawson, this new report takes a deeper dive look into how Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, Sprint and T-Mobile US performed in the third quarter.

FairPoint's Q3 Ethernet revenue gains help offset local, long-distance voice losses

For FairPoint Communications, Ethernet continues to be a key element in its financial results, and the third quarter of 2014 was no exception.

Alaska Communications unveils 50 Mbps residential, business tier in Juneau

Alaska Communications is upping its broadband service offerings for both residential and business customers, announcing that it will now offer a 50 Mbps speed tier with unlimited data usage.

Cincinnati Bell's Fioptics jumps 39% to $37M on strong subscriber adds

Cincinnati Bell has taken a bet that fiber-based broadband should be its focus, one that continued to pay off in the third quarter as the demand for its Fioptics service suite totaled $37 million, up 39 percent year-over-year.

Google Fiber brings super-fast connection to Kansas City Starbucks

Google Fiber has equipped a Kansas City Starbucks coffee shop, located at the corner of 41st and Main Street, with a direct fiber connection to provide patrons with in-store Wi-Fi Internet access.

Windstream wants ILECs to price IP-based wholesale special access services fairly

Windstream is not opposed to AT&T or any traditional telco's migration from TDM to IP-based services, but it is calling for regulators to ensure that it and other competitors can get last-mile circuits for equivalent prices.

Smart light bulbs to reach quarter of a billion in shipments by 2020, says ABI Research

Connected LED or "smart" light bulbs may still be a developing market concept, with shipments totaling fewer than 2.5 million units in 2013, but a new ABI Research report reveals that a number of factors will help drive an increase in shipments.