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

Cross River Fiber takes aim at New Jersey cable landing stations, adds 50 miles to network

Cross River Fiber has hatched plans to expand its network by over 50 miles to provide connections to local data centers and multiple subsea cabling landing stations.

Verizon suffers 150-plus fiber cuts on Northeast network amidst labor strike

Verizon has seen fiber cuts on its Northeast wireline network spike, leaving many customers without service amidst a contentious labor strike of its nearly 40,000 person union workforce.

AT&T snags $75M DOD contract for long-haul, private network services

AT&T has won a contract with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) that's worth up to $74.6 million over a five-year period, further strengthening its bond with the U.S. defense agency.

How CenturyLink, Verizon network performance stacked up in Q1

A residential or business customer's wireline service experience is influenced by three factors of an operator's network performance: latency, throughput and availability.

Florida attorney general confronts Frontier over service issues

Frontier Communications is being taken to task by Florida regulators over network issues associated with its acquisition of Verizon's properties. The state's Attorney General Pan Bondi has asked the telco in a letter to remedy network problems and issue refunds to all consumers affected during the transition period.

Windstream defends its $80M commitment to broadband in Georgia, says rural markets are challenging

Windstream CEO Tony Thomas is defending the telco's network and service position in Georgia, telling a congressman that it has continued to make necessary upgrades to support next-gen broadband services for businesses and consumers in the state.

Verizon, XO Communications say strike is not delaying fiber deal

An XO Communications executive's statement that Verizon's wireline worker strike, which is now in its fourth week, is delaying the carrier's pending acquisition of XO's fiber network, is not the case and was "taken out of context," a spokesperson said.

AT&T deepens residential, business 1 Gbps reach in eight markets

AT&T is putting its fiber installation workers to the task, announcing expansions of its fiber-to-the-premises services for residential and business customers in eight markets in the Midwest, South and West.

Cablevision, CableOne and Mediacom bled more video subs in Q1

In terms of video subscriber growth, it was a tale of two cable MSO segments during the first quarter. While the largest cable providers such as Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications collectively added 89,000 new subscribers, a number of mid-sized operators lost customers.

Level 3 fiber cut disrupts TWC, Cox Internet service in the Northeast

An accidental fiber cut on Level 3 Communications' fiber network disrupted service for Time Warner Cable and Cox customers in the Northeast.