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

Smile, Surfline among newest players to join Africa's 4G LTE fray

Africa may face a number of challenges, including terrain, economic prosperity, and political and regulatory stability, but that's not stopping a host of wireless operators from rolling out service. According to Ovum, there were 34 LTE network deployments across Africa as of February, up from 22 in mid-2014.

FairPoint remains tight-lipped about standalone broadband service pricing

FairPoint Communications may be continually expanding its residential broadband data services throughout northern New England and other territories it serves in the United States, but the service provider remains tight-lipped about how it prices its DSL and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services.

Report: Wheeler's net neutrality rules come under FCC inspector general investigation

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's new net neutrality rules are now facing yet another investigation by the FCC's Inspector General David Hunt, who is also looking into whether the Obama administration improperly influenced the agency's development of the net neutrality rules, according to reports.

Zayo wraps follow-on public offering of 21.85M shares

Zayo has completed its follow-on public offering of 21.85 million shares of its common stock, including 4 million shares sold by the company and 17.85 million sold by shareholders, at $27.35 a share.

CenturyLink brings public cloud service to Singapore

CenturyLink is enhancing the reach of its public cloud platform in the Asia-Pacific region by making the service available in one of its data centers in Singapore.

Dish Network, Cablevision, Comcast, programmers license renewal battles rage onward

There has been no shortage of licensing renewal fights between pay-TV operators and programmers. Cablevision, Dish Network and DirecTV have seen their share of nasty wars throughout the past year.

Comcast Business addresses SMB, enterprise IP voice needs with SIP trunking service

Comcast Business is taking a long pass with its SIP trunking service, announcing that the service is available across its entire service area, covering 39 states and 20 major U.S. markets.

FCC's Wheeler: There were 'no secret instructions' from the White House to implement Title II regulation

It's been hardly a week since the FCC released its net neutrality order that reclassifies ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act, and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is now on the Congressional hot seat whether President Barack Obama drove the commission to make this new regulatory move.

NTCA, Vantage study reveals wireless is complementary, not a replacement for wireline networks

Wireless technology may offer a number of great advantages in terms of ease of use and convenience, but a new study conducted by NTCA and Vantage Point Solutions reveals that wireless technologies are a complement rather than a replacement.

AT&T strengthens solution partner bond with new partner exchange features

AT&T is roping in a number of new features for its two-year-old Partner Exchange platform, one that currently includes more than 275 solution provider partners.