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

Verizon's cloud platform gets FedRAMP authorization from Health and Human Services

Verizon Enterprise Solutions' cloud computing platform strengthened its bond further with its government agency customers by gaining the authority to operate from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program.

Lumos' fiber-to-the-cell site connections rise, but Q3 revenues decline to $50.5M

Lumos' fiber-to-the-cell (FTTC) site momentum continued into the third quarter, with the company reporting that it now has a total of 708 cell sites connected to its fiber network, up 31 percent year-over-year amidst a fall in overall revenues.

FCC says programmers can't limit access to documents during merger reviews

The FCC has told top media conglomerates that they can't restrict access to individuals who want to see deal-related documents as part of ongoing pay-TV merger reviews. As reported in FierceCable citing a Multichannel News article, the FCC said that the programmers--which include Disney, Fox, Time Warner Inc. and Viacom--provide no real argument as to why they should deny 245 individuals access to the documents.

Windstream's enterprise, consumer gains help ease pain of declining legacy business losses

Windstream's ongoing move to establish a greater foothold in the medium-sized business market continues to bear fruit as the service provider reported in third-quarter 2014 earnings that enterprise and small business service revenues were $752 million, up slightly year-over-year.

Level 3 adds Google's Cloud platform to its ecosystem

Level 3 has enhanced its growing presence as an enabler of cloud services by adding Google's Cloud Platform, which enables developers and enterprises to build, test and deploy applications on Google's infrastructure, to its Cloud Connect Solutions ecosystem.

C&W Communications' $1.5B bid for Columbus enhances its Caribbean, Central America presence

C&W Communications has reached an agreement to acquire privately owned fiber provider Columbus for $1.85 billion, a deal that it says will expand its presence in the Caribbean, Central America and Andean region with new consumer business service capabilities.

Is Sprint's wireline division heading for the auction block?

Emerging news that Sprint is considering selling off its struggling wireline business should be of no real surprise, particularly as its new owners at Softbank have made it clear that becoming a bigger threat to AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless in the wireless market is their key priority.

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.