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

New Charter assures TWC customers its integration won't see Frontier-level chaos

Charter Communications has told existing Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks customers that they won't suffer the same issues that plagued Verizon FiOS customers after Frontier took over operations in three states in April.

Oak Hill Capital acquires Oxford Networks, combines operations with FirstLight Fiber

Oak Hill Capital is acquiring Oxford Networks, a fiber-based provider serving Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, reflecting the ongoing consolidation of the competitive provider market in the Northeast.

Windstream CTO Nicklas leaves company, duties assumed by three executives

Windstream's Chief Technology Officer Randy Nicklas has left the telco, and his duties will be assumed by three other company executives.

Cox acquires major stake in Unite Private Networks, deepens metro fiber portfolio

Cox Communications is acquiring a large stake in Unite Private Networks, bolstering its metro and regional fiber portfolio across a number of Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets. The cable provider joins Ridgemont Equity Partners and the company's management team as a major shareholder in UPN.

Clyburn, congressman ask broadband providers to be up front about service costs

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn and Congressman Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) are concerned that U.S. consumers aren't getting all of the information they need about the actual costs of their wireline and wireless services.

AT&T's Donovan: Our workforce is 'reskilling' to be data scientists

As AT&T moves forward with its virtualization program, the service provider must retrain its workforce to become more familiar with the software-driven environment it is creating through its implementation of SDN and NFV in its network.

AT&T adds request to shutter analog video service in Alabama and Florida

AT&T (NYSE: T) has filed a petition with the FCC to shut down its BellSouth analog video service in Carbon Hill, Alabama, and Kings Point, Florida, citing low demand and the growing availability...

Equinix wraps sale of 8 data centers to Digital Realty

Equinix has completed the sale of eight European data center assets to Digital Realty for $874 million, fulfilling a mandate by the European Commission to gain approval of its Telecity Group acquisition.

Frontier, Charter battle over service advertising claims

After struggling through a challenging integration process from the properties it acquired from with the Verizon in April, Frontier is battling with Charter over advertisements related to service quality claims.

Windstream offers up to 100 Mbps via VDSL2 in over 1,000 markets

Windstream is now providing its VDSL2-based 100 Mbps service to residential and business customers in more than 1,000 markets following the completion of network upgrades on its last mile network across 15 states.