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 aims for 20M FiOS homes passed, but waits for housing, economic slump to clear

Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) COO Lowell McAdam would like to rev up the FiOS Fiber to the Home (FTTH) expansion engine, one that the service provider slowed down in the past two years due to the economic and

CenturyLink's next M&A target could be Sprint, if AT&T, T-Mobile deal is successful

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) may be transforming itself from a rural landline operator to a global service provider focused on delivering a larger suite of IP-based services, but the one missing link in

HomeGrid Forum, Broadband Forum to hold chipset interoperability Plugfest

Silicon vendors building products to comply with the ITU's home network standard will soon get their chance to test product interoperability at the ITU's Geneva headquarters. Developed as a

MegaPath lets customers combine layer hosted voice services with existing PBX systems

MegaPath knows that most, if not all of the business customers it serves, still have a legacy installed PBX base that they aren't going to rip out anytime soon so the CLEC is offering them a way to

Brazil names Intelig, GVT and Embratel as national broadband network contractors

Telebras, Brazil's state-owned service provider, have awarded Intelig, GVT and Embratel two-year contracts to provide necessary transit and wholesale services as part of its National Broadband

Comcast ups its mid-sized business power with new metro Ethernet service

Comcast's (Nasdaq: CMCSA) launch of its Metro Ethernet service suite shows how serious the cable MSO is serious about taking on the RBOCs and CLECs to serve medium-sized business customers. News of

Vermont wants more accurate broadband availability information

The Vermont government believes that current maps don't provide an accurate picture of broadband availability and need to be updated. Last week, Vermont's Gov. Peter Shumlin was joined by Karen

Buffalo, NY group petitions Verizon to bring FiOS to their city

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) may be concentrating its FiOS expansion efforts on the existing communities where it currently has established video franchise agreements, but a Buffalo, N.Y.-based community group

BT sets sights on 80 Mbps FTTC service in 2012

BT (NYSE: BT) plans to increase the speed of its Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) service from 40 Mbps to 80 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 2012. Given the distance limitations to copper-based

TelePacific opens $50M funding source to support M&A strategy

TelePacific has charted a growth strategy that includes both acquisitions and organic growth strategies, so the CLEC has secured an additional $50 million in funding. According to a report in Channel