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 deploys additional contractors as CWA, IBEW reject telco's new labor offer

Verizonhas made another move to keep its maintenance and installation schedules on time by deploying thousands of additional employees as wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers continue their labor strike.

CenturyLink, FairPoint and Frontier protest special access changes, say it will impact rural market growth

CenturyLink, FairPoint and Frontier banded together in protest of the FCC's passing of a proposal to realign the special access market, saying that it would have a detrimental effect on how service providers address Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets.

Google Fiber starts lighting select condos, apartments in Nashville

Google Fiber has launched limited services Nashville, offering 1 Gbps data to four apartment and condominium buildings. The internet giant will face off with AT&T and Comcast, which have already started to offer 1 Gbps services in Middle Tennessee.

 

Amazon Web Services commands 31% of worldwide cloud market, says research firm

Amazon Web Services continues to retain its top spot in the cloud infrastructure market with a 31 percent worldwide market share, according to a new Synergy Research report.

Juniper's Q1 revenues drop to $1.1B on weak service provider, enterprise results

Juniper saw the effects of a slower telecom spending environment in the first quarter, a factor that cut into its revenues. The company saw mixed results across its routing, switching, and security portfolios.

Charter's Rutledge says enterprise market penetration is low, but growth prospects are good

Charter Communications is poised to gain more market share in the small to medium and larger enterprise business markets -- two segments where it is still a young player.

Verizon presents 'last, best final' labor contract offer to wireline union workers

Verizon has put what it says is a final labor contract proposal on the table for wireline workers represented by the CWA and IBEW.

Wading through DirecTV's movement into 4K TV

DirecTV's shift into the 4K broadcast space has been anything but easy. News reports have documented how the first two of its planned 25 Major League Baseball games broadcast in 4K had to be scrubbed due to technical issues.

Comcast fears that FCC's special access proposals could harm new business service entrants

The FCC may have passed an order to explore how it can realign special access, or what it now calls Business Data Services (BDS) rules, but emerging business service providers like Comcast are fearful that new regulation could impede new competitors from growing.

Level 3 says small cell backhaul has potential, must align with other on-net business service opportunities

Level 3 Communications may have not have pursued the tower backhaul opportunity as aggressively as its other fiber-based counterparts, but the service provider continues to see potential in extending its fiber to small cell deployments.