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 Follow @FierceTelecom on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.

Articles by Sean Buckley

Verizon faces more fire from Pittsburgh mayor over FiOS build

Verizon maintains that it won't build out FiOS to any new communities, but Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says the telco has not met the goals of the agreement it signed with the city six years ago.

CenturyLink, Infinera provide 1.5 Tbps capacity for SCinet's supercomputing application

CenturyLink will deliver 1.5 Tbps of super-channel transmission capacity to support SCinet during the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis this week.

BT Openreach CEO Garner to step down in spring 2016

Joe Garner, CEO of BT Openreach is leaving the company to become the CEO of Nationwide Building Society. Garner, who took the reins of Openreach from Olivia Gardner in 2014, will assume his new post in spring 2016 after the company finds a replacement.

Sizing up how AT&T, Comcast, and TWC pay-TV operators performed in Q3 2015

With a host of over-the-top video options available to consumers, it's clear that traditional pay-TV operators are feeling the heat of subscriber losses, and the third quarter of 2015 was no different.

Smart home products, systems to reach $11M support requests by 2019, says analyst firm

As more U.S. broadband households adopt connected devices, the need for support services will rise. According to a Parks Associates white paper, smart home products and systems will generate over seven million support requests in the U.S. in 2015 and approximately 11 million in 2019. Today, U.S. broadband households now own an average of seven-and-a-half connected computing and entertainment devices, and 18 percent own at least one smart home device.

Windstream to begin 1 Gbps trial in December, sees broadband growing through 2017

Windstream will begin 1 Gbps FTTH service trial with plans for a broader roll out to follow in 2016 in markets where it has previously built fiber to homes.

AT&T asks FCC to grandfather private line voice service in BellSouth territory

AT&T has asked the FCC for permission to shut down its BellSouth Analog Voice Grade Private Line services in the Carbon Hill, Ala., serving wire center and in the Kings Point, Fla., serving wire center, marking another step in its TDM-to-IP transition.

Cisco sees routing revenue dip 8% due to timing of large deals

Cisco's routing segment is in a bit of limbo as the vendor reported that first quarter revenue declined 8 percent to $1.8 billion due to the timing of some of the orders it has from its key customers.

Consolidated's Udell: We won't lead in metered broadband

Consolidated Communications is aware that the ongoing growth in broadband consumption will lend itself to a usage-based or metered model, but it won't make its move until it sees how other service providers offer such a service structure.

Consolidated sees growing momentum in small cell backhaul

Wireless operators may have blanketed much of their towers with fiber, but Consolidated Communications is still seeing potential in large macro builds and growing potential in small cells.