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 Follow @FierceTelecom on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.

Articles by Sean Buckley

AT&T, Verizon, telcos bled nearly 140K broadband subs in Q3 2015

AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink may still be dominant broadband players, but their broadband empires were challenged in the third quarter.

EE, Vodafone UK and Three UK give users multiple Wi-Fi calling choices

While voice over Wi-Fi has existed in various formats, the key challenge for mobile operators is that, like VoIP and other over the top voice technologies, they can't control these services.

CenturyLink connects over 300 data centers with fiber

CenturyLink may be considering options for the future of its data center business, but regardless of its choice the service provider has connected its fiber network to a total of 300 third-party data centers.

USTelecom says FCC should consider how Charter-TWC merger impacts ILEC broadband competition

As Charter Communications moves forward with its pending $79 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable, USTelecom is concerned that the deal and other consolidation in the cable market could impede broadband competition for ILECs and other competitors.  

Ericsson CEO says Cisco merger was never an option

Ericsson's President and CEO Hans Vestberg took a moment to squash rumors that Cisco wants to purchase the company following a new partnership the pair announced for future technology developments.

Frontier to add 200 employees to Durham, N.C. workforce as broadband, business services grow

Frontier has set an ambitious goal to expand its presence in Durham, N.C., including a plan to fill 200 new positions to support the telco's growing residential broadband and business service customer base in the area and its pending acquisition of Verizon's properties in three states.

Cogent deepens network reach across nine vXchnge data centers, increasing upsell potential

Cogent Communications has signed an agreement to extend its network into nine vXchnge data centers, deepening its reach in a number of key U.S. cities on the East and West Coast.

Comcast brings 1M multi-family residents onto its Advanced Communities Network

Comcast's Xfinity Communities is making strides with its Advanced Communities Network, announcing that it has installed services to over 1 million residents of multifamily housing properties (condos, apartments, etc.) across 37 states.

CWA says Verizon has neglected Maryland's copper network

Verizon is being called to task about its copper network in Maryland by the Communications Workers of America union, which has filed a letter with the state's Public Service Commission to investigate the quality of the telco's copper network.

U.S. FTTH deployment rose 13 percent in 2015, says FTTH Council

Fiber deployments to homes in the United States grew 13 percent in 2015, says the FTTH Council as more incumbent telcos like AT&T and CenturyLink and insurgent providers like Google Fiber step up their FTTH deployment plans.