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

FiberLight, Cirracore serve up IaaS-based business continuity, disaster recovery for businesses

FiberLight is branching out of its network infrastructure roots into the growing cloud-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions for business continuity and disaster recovery (DR) market through a partnership with cloud provider Cirracore.

Verizon brings 100G to the U.S. metro network

Verizon has begun its latest effort to enhance its U.S. metro network with 100G, bringing what it says is better latency and improved scalability that it has seen in deploying the technology in its long-haul network.

Google Fiber looks for NYC-based sales manager

Google Fiber may have not named New York City on its recent list of planned 34 cities where it could build out its 1 Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP) service, but its employment page revealed it is looking to hire sales support staff in the city, reports Geek.com.

Alianza brings wholesale VoIP to Canada

Alianza, an emerging wholesale cloud-based voice provider, has made Canada its next service market destination.

Mediacom puts broadband squeeze on CenturyLink Iowa with 305 Mbps tier

CenturyLink may be the incumbent telco in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, but it is now facing a bigger threat from local cable operator Mediacom, which is planning to roll out a 305 Mbps speed tier. 

Lightower's 400-mile network expansion strengthens Washington, D.C., metro presence

Lightower Fiber Networks has wrapped up a 400-mile fiber network expansion that will give it greater presence in the Washington, D.C., metro area.

Frontier says E-rate funding should not fund middle-mile overbuilds

Frontier Communications is ready to serve rural school districts with its own last mile services but says the FCC should not extend funding to other competitors to overbuild where they already provide service.

Fla. telephone company owners accused of bilking $32M out of Lifeline program

Three telephone company owners who supplied phone service to low-income consumers have been accused of defrauding the federal Lifeline program of more than $32 million, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

CenturyLink plans to reduce carbon exhaust by 20% by 2024

CenturyLink has set some ambitious goals to cut its carbon footprint with a target to reduce its direct (exhaust) by 20 percent by 2024 and indirect (electricity) by terabyte of throughput by 25 percent by the year 2024.

Home network penetration to pass 33% of households by 2018, says ABI Research

Consumers continue to find utility in installing a home network to support their growing broadband data and video network needs. By 2018, worldwide penetration of home networks is forecast to rise from 24.8 percent in 2013 to 33.2 percent, according to ABI Research.