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

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.

Bell Aliant extends FTTH, IPTV to Amherst, Nova Scotia

Bell Aliant on Thursday placed Amherst, Nova Scotia on the growing list of areas where its FibreOP Fiber to the Home service is available.

Deutsche Telekom mulls vectored DSL

Deutsche Telekom on Friday became the latest traditional wireline provider to consider DSL with vectoring to increase the speeds it can deliver over its existing copper plant.

Happy Thanksgiving

I just wanted to wish all of you a safe and happy Thanksgiving Day.

NTCA asks FCC to tread carefully with TDM-to-IP transition regulations

The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) on Monday petitioned the FCC to take a careful look at how the ongoing TDM-to-IP transition will affect smaller independent telcos.

Verizon's Florida customers affected by rodents

Verizon on Tuesday reported that rodents that made a home inside one of its fiber cable boxes in Orange County, Fla. caused service disruptions for its wireline and wireless customers located in towns from Tampa to Orlando.

Optical Communications Group extends fiber to NYC's 75 Broad Street

Optical Communications Group (OCG) continued to step up its Hurricane Sandy assistance efforts by extending its fiber on Tuesday to 75 Broad Street in New York City to assist voice providers residing at the facility.

Cable & Wireless brings VDSL service to Guernsey

Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) on Tuesday launched a new VDSL-capable broadband service on the island of Guernsey with Sure, its Channel Islands subsidiary.

Colt gets into 100 GbE market

Colt on Tuesday began offering a new 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) service to its business customer base, leveraging Infinera's DTN platform on its long-distance network.

Netflix faces new challengers in the OTT game

Netflix may have captured the hearts and minds of the online video viewing public, but it is now facing heat from a group of competitors that in some cases are improving the customer experience. Mariko Hewer details providers who are dialing up the pressure.