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

Wireline broadband to get boost from IPTV, OTT service

The consumer's appetite for managed IPTV and over-the-top (OTT) video is having the added effect of expanding broadband into an additional 745 million homes worldwide by 2017, indicates a new Digital TV Research study.

FairPoint Communications to build New England Telehealth Consortium Network

FairPoint Communications on Tuesday won a four-year, $16 million contract to provide connectivity for the New England Telehealth Consortium (NETC).

Savvis brings virtual hosting services to China

Savvis, CenturyLink's cloud and hosted IT subsidiary, on Tuesday added more website hosting capabilities in China to appeal to companies that are trying to establish their web presence in the country.

Colorado PUC phases out remote telephone service subsidies

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission's recent decision to stop paying subsidies for phone service in remote parts of the state is drawing fire from local telcos and consumer groups who argue the measure will result in higher consumer costs.

Chile to add 5 new Internet exchange points next year

Chile on Friday announced plans to open up five new Internet exchange points (IXPs) next year to reduce network latency and Internet traffic costs.

iiNet ropes in 10,000 FTTH customers

iiNet, a competitive Australian broadband provider, continues to find utility with Fiber to the Home, reporting on Monday that it has more fiber-based broadband customers than the government-funded National Broadband Network.

Alcatel-Lucent explores financing options with Goldman Sachs

Alcatel-Lucent on Friday reportedly began a process to secure funding from Goldman Sachs in a move to bolster its unsteady financial position.

Social media will become a bigger part of the UC experience

As enterprises move into what Gartner calls the "third wave" of unified communications, social media sites including Twitter and Facebook will become part of the growing set of functions.

VPLS prices decline as much as 39% in established regions

As more providers roll out Ethernet Virtual Private LAN Service, prices are falling, but the lack of service maturity and availability make it a very expensive option in developing regions.

Internode brings landline voice service to Australia's NBN

Internode, the Australian competitive provider that now operates as a subsidiary of iiNet, on Friday introduced a wireline voice service designed for Australia's fiber-based National Broadband Network.