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

AT&T Southeast CWA workers approve strike on eve of expiring labor contract

AT&T Southeast workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union have voted to authorize a strike days before the current contract expires on midnight on Saturday, Aug. 8.

Lumos Networks gets $150M investment from Pamplona Capital, sets stage for growth

Lumos Networks has secured $150 million in funding Pamplona Capital Management, enabling it to pay down debt and pursue new potential organic and inorganic growth opportunities.

Wheeler: Transparency critical in IP, copper network transition

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is not opposed to ILECs transitioning off their TDM networks and shutting down aging copper in lieu of fiber, but he said it should be done responsibly.

Windstream to bring 50 Mbps speeds to nearly 1M new locations

Windstream is accelerating its consumer DSL profile with plans to launch 50 Mbps speeds to nearly 1 million locations, including 380,000 existing customers.

Verizon's small cell plans could be a boon for Cincinnati Bell's backhaul, dark fiber business

Verizon Wireless has cited Cincinnati as one of its small cell targets, an initiative that could create a new revenue opportunity for local incumbent telco Cincinnati Bell, particularly for wireless backhaul and dark fiber.

CenturyLink's Post: New credit policy will enhance consumer broadband growth, reduce churn

CenturyLink is implementing a new consumer credit policy for customers who sign up for their broadband-only service, a move that will enable it to battle churn and pave the way for new growth.

Windstream takes $175M in Connect America Funds, sets broadband expansion to 400K rural locations

Windstream has accepted $175 million of Phase II Connect America Funds (CAF-II), a move that will enable it to extend broadband services to nearly 400,000 rural households across 17 states.

Frontier's Partridge: growing interest in wholesale Ethernet from regional ISPs, content providers

Frontier is seeing growing demand for wholesale Ethernet services, particularly from regional ISPs that need off-net access for their business customers in the secondary and tertiary markets the telco serves.

Google Fiber makes San Antonio its next 1 Gbps target

Google Fiber has named San Antonio as the next destination where it will bring its 1 Gbps-capable FTTH service, one of the largest cities in its growing service footprint.

Former Sprint CEO Hesse says further consolidation of U.S. wireless is possible

Former Sprint CEO Dan Hesse, who stepped down from the top management spot after a planned merger between Sprint and T-Mobile US did not go through, said that consolidation in the U.S. wireless industry will continue.