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

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.

Infinera Q1 revenue rises to $245M, but 'spending lumpiness' drives lower Q2 outlook

Infinera reported first quarter revenue was $245 million, up from the $186.9 million in the first quarter of 2015, but a key concern for investors was the vendor's second quarter outlook.

Verizon customers' perception of FiOS, wireless drops as worker strike rages on

As Verizon's wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers continue with their labor strike, consumers' view of FiOS and Verizon Wireless have plummeted.

Telia Carrier lights another low-latency West Coast route to connect Bay Area with Hollywood

Telia Carrier has built a new West Coast optical network in the United States to deepen its 100G transport services in its Bay Area metro markets in order to satisfy the growing needs of its content and entertainment provider customers.

Verizon data breach report reveals phishing, ransomware issues jumped in 2016

According to Verizon, cybercriminals are becoming more crafty in their ways. The telco's 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report shows a rise in phishing and ransomware, where data is encrypted and a ransom is demanded.

AT&T lights 1.6M FTTH customers with services, says it's on track to meet FCC commitments

AT&T is making steady progress in rolling out its GigaPower FTTH service to more customers with its wireline region as it looks to stave off competition from cable operators like Comcast and upstart provider Google Fiber.

SVOD leaders NBCU's Seeso, PlayStation Vue, Starz made aggressive new services push in Q1 2016

NBCUniversal's Seeso, Sony's PlayStation Vue and Starz were among the large providers that made big SVOD service debuts during the first quarter of 2016.

Comcast Business Q1 revenues jump 17.5% to $1.3B as mid-sized business purchasing surges

Comcast Business continues to make a good showing amid the cable operator's overall revenue mix as it sees more mid-sized businesses purchasing its services.