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

Consolidated's Childers says 80 percent of revenue comes from business, broadband services

Consolidated Communications is seeing the fruits of its ongoing transformation from another Tier 2 provider of voice to a next-gen IP service provider, with a senior executive saying that 80 percent of its revenue comes from broadband and business services.

CenturyLink accepts $500M in CAF II funds, plans to extend broadband to 1.2M rural households

CenturyLink is accepting $500 million in the second phase of the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF-II), enabling it deliver broadband services to about 1.2 million rural households and businesses in 33 states over the next six years.

NTCA: Affordable video content will drive competition, broadband investment in rural markets

The NTCA (National Telephone Cooperative Association) says in a FCC filing that the ability for smaller telcos to get access to competitively-priced video content in rural areas will drive competition and new broadband investments.

AT&T implements container technology as next stage of its virtualization strategy

AT&T has taken another step in its ongoing virtualization strategy by implementing container technology, a dedicated software compartment for a virtualized network function.

IEEE forms NG-EPON, storage working standards groups

IEEE has formed two new study groups to better understand the future of Passive Optical Network and network storage.

Getting inside how Rentrak, comScore, Nielsen are tracking OTT user behavior

It's clear that more viewers are turning away from cable and satellite to view TV programs and movies via an online video service provider, but as the OTT video market continues to evolve, there are a number of questions about user behaviors.

TDS encouraged by E-Rate reforms, but says voice phase-down could delay VoIP transition

TDS said that the FCC's move to modernize the E-Rate program, which provides discounted telecom services to schools and libraries is producing positive results, but the voice support phase-down requirement remains a concern for its customers transitioning from TDM to IP-based voice. 

UPN lights 100th cell site with dark fiber, sees ongoing small cell backhaul growth

Unite Private Networks has extended dark fiber services to its 100th cell site in Iowa for a large wireless operator.

Verizon customer charged $1,500 for nonexistent POTS line

A Verizon (NYSE: VZ) customer is going to receive a $1,500 refund from the telco after it charged every month for over five years for a POTS line that she thought she cancelled.

Zayo sees growing interest in dark fiber for macrocell, small cell backhaul

Zayo continues to see that dark fiber services -- something that traditional telcos won't offer -- is a growing factor in its wireless backhaul business.