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

Google Fiber's Medin: Net neutrality doesn't promote broadband competition

ORLANDO, Fla.--Google Fiber may be an ardent supporter of the FCC's new net neutrality rules, but Milo Medin, vice president for access services at Google Fiber, says that the order does not address the issue of what he calls "bandwidth abundance."

INDATEL enters the 100G game, prepares for national service opportunities

ORLANDO, Fla.--INDATEL, a group of wholesale carriers that have their roots in the rural telecom market, is tuning its network to 100G, selecting Cyan's Z-Series packet-optical transport platform (P-OTP) and the Blue Planet SDN software.

EarthLink extends aggregation platform and MPLS access to carrier customers

ORLANDO, Fla.--EarthLink Carrier is giving its wholesale customers the same multi-service aggregation platform and MPLS access across its nationwide network that it has had for retail customers.

Cogent, Level 3 threaten to file net neutrality complaints over unfair telco, cable interconnection practices

Cogent and Level 3 Communications could be kicking off the initial disputes to the FCC's new net neutrality rules with a focus on how incumbent telcos and cable operators like Verizon and Comcast are degrading Internet traffic that goes to consumers' homes.

Windstream Hosted Solutions achieves SOC 3 compliance for 14 data centers

Windstream's Hosted Solutions subsidiary has completed a Service Organization Control (SOC) 3 examination for 14 of its cloud-enabled data centers, furthering its own commitment to meet high level compliance standards for its growing base of business customers.

CenturyLink gets regulatory relief in New Mexico with mid-sized carrier status

CenturyLink has overcome another regulatory hurdle as the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) ruled that the telco now qualifies under the "midsize carrier" designation.

Wareham, Mass., wants to make fiber connectivity part of Comcast franchise renewal terms

Like many smaller towns, Wareham, Mass., has come to the realization that fiber connectivity should be part of its infrastructure, so it has told Comcast to make it a requirement in its franchise renewal agreement.

Zayo adds 1,200 miles to long-haul dark fiber route between Phoenix-Dallas

Zayo is on the building path again with plans to extend its long-haul fiber network between Phoenix and Dallas, an initiative that will add more than 1,200 route miles to its 16,000 route mile network.

SaskTel to invest $36M in its FTTP program in 2015

SaskTel is maintaining its dedication to bring fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services to more parts of the country, announcing that it will invest $36 million on the program this year.

Orange Silicon Valley hosts multi-city GigHacks to drive gigabit app ecosystem

Orange Silicon Valley is taking on the challenge to better understand what applications a 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) connection can enable by conducting a multi-city gigabit hackathon in the United States.