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 wins DHS cybersecurity service contract

CenturyLink has won a task order from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of Cybersecurity and Communications to provide Intrusion Prevention Security Services, known as EINSTEIN 3 Accelerated (E³A) protections, to U.S. federal civilian agencies.

Vermont's broadband plan places priority on serving slow speed areas

Vermont's Department of Public Service has set a goal to bring higher speed broadband services to parts of the state that today can only get lower speed DSL or dial-up Internet service through its 2014 telecommunications plan.

Cox brings 1 Gbps broadband to Irvine, Calif.

Cox Communications is enabling Park Place Apartment Homes in Irvine, Calif., to add 1 Gbps services to its list of amenities, making its residents the first in the cable MSO's Southern California market to get access to gigabit broadband services.

Strategy Analytics: Consumer awareness of 4K programming is growing

Consumers are finally starting to notice how compelling 4K/ultra high definition is in their television experience. A new Strategy Analytics survey reveals that awareness in the U.S. of the 4K/Ultra HD resolution standard has increased from 39 percent of polled consumers in January to 57 percent in November.

Verizon's Shammo: Enterprise spending is showing signs of life

Verizon may still be seeing slow growth in the enterprise space, but it's starting to see some potential light at the end of the tunnel that could bring it back into profitability over the next year.

AT&T's Stephens: SDN will save customer service cycle times, improve service turn up

AT&T continues to be bullish on how software-defined networks (SDN) will enable the service provider to accelerate service turn up and allow customers to take control over their service provisioning experience.

Comcast Business taps into teleworking craze with Ethernet@home offering

Comcast Business is playing into the emerging teleworking movement for businesses with the debut of its new Ethernet@home service.

AT&T lights up 1 Gbps service in Research Triangle and Winston-Salem, N.C.

AT&T will soon start offering its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service to consumer and business customers in parts of Research Triangle and Winston-Salem, N.C.

Verizon Wireless takes lead in the LTE speed race

In the LTE downlink speed race, Verizon Wireless is the top carrier, taking a lead over competitors T-Mobile US, AT&T and Sprint. 

AT&T to hike U-verse TV, broadband rates in 2015

AT&T is using the holiday season to "thank" its customers with planned rate hikes for both U-verse TV and broadband services that will go into effect early next year.