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 adds firewall, SLA capabilities to NetBond cloud services lineup

AT&T continues to ramp up its NetBond cloud service capabilities by adding two new elements to its lineup, including a cloud-based firewall service and a new set of SLAs.

Cincinnati Bell creates SMB unit focused on businesses with less than 100 employees

Cincinnati Bell has developed a new unit that will focus on the needs of small to medium sized businesses that have unique needs that differ from the larger enterprise customers served by its CBTS division.

Calix says CAF-II revenues are 'substitutive' as Q4 2015 earnings decline 6 percent to $105M

Calix is anticipating that the Tier 1 and Tier 2 service providers that have accepted funds from the FCC's CAF-II program have started to see some spending activity amongst its largest customers as they begin network builds to bring broadband to rural areas of their footprints.

Lumos gains VITA authorized vendor status, deepens Virginia government presence

Lumos Networks continues to advance it status as a business provider to Virginia's state and local government agencies by gaining authorized vendor status from the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA). This means it can now serve bandwidth to the state's government agencies and help its E-Rate efforts.

Google Fiber reveals Atlanta market pricing, replaces 'free' tier with $50, 100 Mbps option

Google Fiber is finally providing details about how it will price its 1 Gbps FTTH service in Atlanta, while adding some new elements to its broadband roster.

Comcast's 1 Gbps drive could shake up AT&T, Verizon broadband plans

Comcast has made its intent clear: it's finally going to bring its DOCSIS 3.1-based gigabit broadband services to five cities this year, a move that directly challenges AT&T and Verizon and their FTTH buildout and pricing strategies. How will these ILECs respond?

Windstream says incumbents' tariffs, network ubiquity inhibit CLEC IP transition

Windstream isn't opposed to making a transition to IP and fiber, but in the markets where it operates as a CLEC the service provider says it is at a disadvantage in terms of gaining access to existing local network infrastructure.

Bell Canada, IBM bring hybrid cloud services to Canada-based businesses

Bell Canada and IBM have teamed up to provide hybrid cloud services to Canadian businesses by making services available through Bell Business Cloud.

BT trials C-RAN wireless service over copper via G.fast

BT may be one of the early providers to go public about G.fast trials for consumers, but its recent lab trial to deliver a Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) cellular network service over copper shows that the technology has other potential uses.

Vyve Broadband's Monkey Island deployment no secret as provider expands in Oklahoma

Vyve Broadband, a service provider focused on serving Tier 2 and 3 markets, is bringing 1 Gbps services to customers in northeast Oklahoma, where broadband choices are few and far between.