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

FirstLight Fiber wraps its G4 Communications acquisition

FirstLight has put the finishing touches on its acquisition of all of New Hampshire-based G4 Communications' assets, including its entire customer base and its Manchester, N.H.-based data center.

AT&T hatches plans to bring 1 Gig to 4 new cities

AT&T is expanding its 1 Gig fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) program with plans to bring the U-verse GigaPower service to four cities.

Nielsen's software glitch exacerbates battle with rival Rentrak TV

A recent software issue that affected Nielsen's C3 ratings has given its new competitor Rentrak fuel to ramp up its battle with the incumbent TV ratings company.

Korea Telecom makes NFV move with Alcatel-Lucent

Korea Telecom is the latest service provider to make a shot in the emerging network functions virtualization (NFV) battle, employing a mix of Alcatel-Lucent and its Nuage Networks subsidiary's software defined networking (SDN) platforms.

Verizon's interconnection deal with Netflix pays off with No. 1 ISP ranking

Verizon FiOS has redeemed itself on Netflix's ISP Speed Index, jumping from the No. 10 spot to the top spot with an average speed of 3.17 Mbps.

Level 3 secures $2B loan to finance cash portion of tw telecom acquisition

Level 3 has gotten commitments from its lenders to increase its borrowing power under its secured credit facility through a new $2 billion Tranche B 2022 Term Loan, part of which will finance the cash portion of its acquisition of tw telecom.

AT&T completes transition of GigaPower customers in Austin to 1 Gig

AT&T has transitioned all of its U-verse with GigaPower fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) residential and business customers in Austin, Texas, to 1 Gbps speeds, up from the initial 300 Mbps it initially offered.

Google-led consortium to build new Latin American submarine cable

Google has taken another step to becoming a player in the burgeoning Latin American submarine cable market, announcing it will participate in a consortium that will build a cable linking the United States by the end of 2016.

Understanding why Redbox Instant unraveled

Sam Bookman, editor of FierceOnlineVideo, analyzes the market forces that prevented Redbox Instant from becoming a success story. Read more

tw telecom extends fiber, Ethernet connectivity to Minneapolis-St.Paul, Phoenix

tw telecom, which is in the process of being purchased by Level 3, has added Minneapolis-St.Paul and Phoenix as the two latest stops on its ongoing network expansion effort.