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

Comcast Business surpasses $5B revenue run rate, sees growing traction in enterprise segment

Comcast Business is seeing its bet on the larger business market paying off as the segment has exceeded a $5 billion revenue run rate, while maintaining 20 percent growth.

Level 3 says cable companies' limited resources make it tough to compete in enterprise services

Level 3 Communications sees cable operators as a growing threat in the business space it serves -- as well as a potential ally for special access -- but said their geographic nature and lack of experience means they will have a tough time competing with ILECs for large business customers.

CBS Super Bowl video streaming success hinges on overcoming network latency

CBS may be enabling consumers to stream Sunday's Super Bowl 50 on various devices for free -- including desktops and tablets via its website, as well as on its CBS Sports app on Apple TV, Roku, and Xbox One -- but the success of the stream hinges on its ability to avert delivery delays.

Cincinnati Bell taps ETI to migrate business customers from T1 to fiber services

Cincinnati Bell is leveraging ETI Software Solutions' circuit management module to migrate existing T1 copper based business customers to fiber, a process that has worked well for residential customers migrating from DSL to its FTTH-based Fioptics products.

Zayo's Atlanta data center expansion driven by content provider customer win

Zayo is making a large expansion to its zColo Atlanta data center at 1100 White Street SW in order to accommodate a new unnamed content provider customer.

FairPoint says operators must support lit and dark fiber to compete for small cell backhaul

FairPoint Communications, keen to get a piece of the emerging small cell wireless backhaul and services market being fueled by major wireless operators like Sprint and Verizon, is doing an about-face on dark fiber.

AT&T expands 1 Gig service in four new markets

AT&T is expanding its 1 Gbps FTTH presence in parts of four markets, a likely response to Comcast's move to expand its gigabit broadband footprint via DOCSIS 3.1 technology.

BT says G.Fast trials are on track with eight competitive providers aboard

BT is on track with its G.fast trials, serving its own customers and eight of its competitive carrier provider customers via its Openreach division. But the service provider is still weighing how it can make an investment case for a broader deployment.

Sprint takes top low LTE latency crown in Q4, while AT&T's HSPA network shows progress

Sprint's LTE service continued to hold on to its low latency status during the fourth quarter, according to FierceWireless' report, "3G/4G wireless network latency: How did Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile compare in Q4 2015?"

Comcast ups gigabit battle against AT&T with five-market DOCSIS 3.1 launch

Comcast plans to bring its DOCSIS 3.1-enabled gigabit broadband services to five markets this year, boosting a challenge to AT&T's ongoing FTTH program.