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

CenturyLink, ILEC industry groups say FCC's broadband definition is a moving target

CenturyLink and ILEC industry trade groups wasted no time in speaking out against the FCC's new 2016 broadband progress report, saying that it does not take into account the amount of money service providers are spending to extend broadband services to more communities.

Mediacom cites unfair treatment in lawsuit against Iowa City muni network

Mediacom is suing Iowa City, Iowa, and service provider ImOn in an effort to stop a new middle mile network it recently activated to provide voice and Internet services to local businesses.

Small cell backhaul to contribute 25% of backhaul transport revenue by 2020

With wireless operators like Sprint and Verizon moving forward with their respective small cell plans, a new Dell'Oro Group report has forecast that small cell backhaul will contribute about 25 percent of mobile backhaul transport revenue by 2020.

Lumos steps up 1 Gbps FTTH drive with Botetourt County, Va. launch

Lumos Networks may be focusing more of its attention on wireless backhaul and business customers, but the service provider's move to bring its 1 Gbps FTTH service to Botetourt County, Va., shows it has responded to the Tier 2 market need for higher speed broadband.

Verizon serves up 100 Mbps FiOS triple play to deepen reach in existing markets

Verizon is giving FiOS customers the option to purchase a triple play bundle with 100 Mbps symmetrical speeds for $69 a month, reflecting its recognition that consumers want higher speeds as it winds down its FTTH roll out.

Bell Canada employs Nokia's XRS to support terabit-speed metro network

Bell Canada is taking the terabit-speed plunge by deploying Nokia's 7950 XRS core router in order to support growing demand for digital content across its wireline and wireless networks.

AT&T, Equinix, Verizon and others lend hand in Open Compute Project's telco data center initiative

AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Equinix, SK Telecom and Verizon have joined the Open Compute Project (OCP)  in an effort to drive the organization's new Telco Project focused on data center technologies.

CenturyLink snags $10M in DISA Ethernet service contracts

CenturyLink has won four fair opportunity task order awards from the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) that are worth up to $10 million combined, deepening its presence with the agency.

AT&T equips Louisiana with Ethernet service to extend broadband to rural schools, hospitals

AT&T is giving Louisiana rural schools, hospitals and public safety a larger pipe to communicate by providing the state with its Switched Ethernet service.

Juniper says it has no plans to become a large optical player, issues conservative Q1 outlook

Juniper's move to acquire BTI Systems is certainly a sign that the vendor is finally fulfilling a need to deepen its optical holdings, but Rami Rahim, CEO of Juniper, says it has no plans to create a larger optical business.