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

Frontier: 1 Gig Ethernet requests up 60% over 2014

Frontier Communications is seeing more retail small and medium business (SMB) customers starting to migrate to 1 Gbps Ethernet connections, with requests increasing by 60 percent over 2014. Lisa Partridge, senior manager of data market management for Frontier, told FierceTelecom that customers that were traditionally satisfied with 20-50 Mbps now want 1 Gbps Ethernet connections.

AT&T lights 1 Gig service in Nashville, but trails Comcast's 2 Gbps offering

AT&T has debuted its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service GigaPower in Nashville, Tenn., and surrounding communities where it will face off with Comcast and its faster 2 Gbps offering.

Telcos, cable, CLECs continue to address the thirst for on-net fiber connections

He who has more fiber wins. In other words, the service provider that has a fiber-rich network is more competitive in the business and wholesale services race. In our new feature From AT&T to Fatbeam: The top 10 (and more) biggest providers of fiber in the U.S.FierceTelecom looks at who has the most connected fiber.

CenturyLink scales its 1 Gig service to 490,000 SMBs in 17 states

CenturyLink has reached a new milestone with its symmetrical 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-business (FTTB) service, announcing it has extended the service to 115,000 additional business locations and into five new states.

LRG: First-quarter pay-TV subscriber growth was sluggish

It looks like the pay-TV industry lost momentum during the first quarter. According to Leichtman Research Group, 13 of the largest pay-TV operators grew video subscriptions by less than 10,000 customers in the first quarter, illustrating a large slowdown from the 250,000 added in the first quarter of 2014.

BT faces mandate to provide dark fiber to competitive business providers

BT may soon have to provide dark fiber solutions to competitors that operate in its territory as the country's regulator Ofcom has proposed that the incumbent telco should provide physical access to its fiber cables.

FairPoint to lay off 260 workers, with majority in northern New England

FairPoint Communications announced that it's going to lay off nearly 260 workers across its 17-state footprint, with most of the employees affected by this change residing in its northern New England territory.

Verizon challenges cable's SMB play with FiOS skinny video bundle

Verizon is taking aim at cable's growing presence in the small to medium business (SMB) market by extending its new FiOS Custom TV service to local businesses that reside in its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) footprint.

EarthLink says network management differentiates its Cloud Exchange service

EarthLink says it will differentiate its Cloud Exchange service, one that allows business customers access to a wide range of cloud players, by offering better network management and monitoring capabilities.

Cisco's Chambers: Service provider market volatility continues as orders decline 7%

The service provider segment continues to be a challenging environment for Cisco Systems, according to CEO John Chambers, who is stepping down as CEO in July after 20 years. Speaking to investors during its fiscal third-quarter earnings call, Chambers said that it is seeing slower service provider spending patterns in the United States and across other global markets.