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

Cisco acquires OpenDNS for $635M, bolsters security play

Cisco has reached an agreement to acquire OpenDNS, a provider of cloud-based security solutions for $635 million, a move that will enhance its security services capabilities.

AT&T incites broadband challenge against Comcast with Miami-area 1 Gbps launch

AT&T has made the southeast Florida cities of Fort Lauderdale, Hialeah, Hollywood, Miami and surrounding communities the next targets for its 1 Gbps FTTP service, putting it in direct competition with Comcast which will offer an even higher speed 2 Gbps service.

Federal court sets fast-track schedule for net neutrality challenges

A U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. Circuit has set the schedule to hear challenges from telcos and industry organizations over the FCC's net neutrality rules that went into effect earlier this month. Traditional ILECs, cable operators and industry organizations such as US Telecom will have to submit their opening briefs, which are not exceed 20,000 words, by July 30.

Google Fiber gets green light to deliver 1 Gbps service in San Antonio

Google Fiber has received a license from the Texas Public Utility Commission to operate as an ISP in San Antonio's city limits where it would face off with AT&T, reports the San Antonio Current.

RCN Business makes 110 Mbps Internet tier available in all 6 of its markets

RCN Business may be an advocate of delivering fiber-based services to businesses, but its move to extend a 110 Mbps Internet tier across all six of its markets shows that the cable operator can effectively address small to medium business with existing hybrid fiber coax network.

TWC's Marcus and Comcast's Roberts top the 8 highest paid CEOs in pay-TV

Who are the highest paid CEOs in the pay-TV industry? Now that the nation's top publicly traded pay-TV companies have all reported their CEO salaries to the Securities and Exchange Commission, FierceCable has compiled its annual list.

Pai advocates USF rules enabling rural telcos to deliver broadband-only services

FCC commissioner Ajit Pai has proposed new revisions to the Universal Service Fund (USF)  to give rural telcos a chance to take advantage of funds to deliver a broadband-only service.

AT&T: OpenDaylight's third release will boost clustering features for its SDN migration

AT&T says that the third release of OpenDaylight's Lithium open SDN software will help its ongoing effort to build its own SDN controller using ODL components.

Fiber access increases home values by 3.1 percent, says FTTH Council

Fiber may still be far from a ubiquitously available in every American household, but according to a new FTTH Council study, access to a fiber connection could increase a home's value by up to 3.1 percent.

Verizon says XO's 1-year copper retirement proposal will create unnecessary costs, delay IP transition

Verizon says that while it does not want to leave its wholesale CLEC customers like XO in the lurch, it does not want to delay its transition to IP and fiber by increasing the amount of time required to issue notice that it is retiring copper assets.