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's Q3 wireline story driven by consumer, business gains

Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) wireline segment may have faced a number of challenges as it wrapped up the third quarter, but that did not get in the way of the service provider reporting gains in its consumer

BT Openreach outage brings down UK competitive ISP broadband services

An outage at BT Openreach's (NYSE: BT) Stepney Green (London) exchange has disrupted service for a number of its wholesale broadband ISP customers. Around 8:40 AM UK time, Openreach's copper based

Minnesota struggles to close broadband adoption gap

Despite all of the positive talk about the progress the United States has made with broadband, political leaders should look at Minnesota, a state where an estimated 28 percent of consumers still do

Maryland Broadband Cooperative launches statewide middle mile network

The Maryland Broadband Cooperative (MDBC), one of the emerging middle mile network providers extending services to underserved communities in Maryland, is moving forward with plans to build out a

Week in research: Videoconferencing revenues rise; DOCSIS 3 touches 77% of U.S. homes

Tele-learning, telemedicine drive videoconferencing: The growing acceptance by medical and education professions are driving up videoconferencing and telepresence revenues. In Infonetics Research's

Calix takes Q3 hit from broadband stimulus spending delays

The Rural Utilities Service's (RUS) decision to extend the deadline to complete broadband stimulus-related projects had the unfortunate effect of eating into Calix's (NYSE: CALX) third quarter 2011

AT&T U-verse, IP business services drove Q3 2011 wireline growth

AT&T's (NYSE: T) wireline success in Q3 2011 was largely driven by ongoing growth in its U-verse IPTV and IP-based business services. As has been the case in the most recent quarters, IP-based

ADVA Optical's wireless backhaul focus boosts Q3 2011 results

ADVA Optical Networking's (XETRA: ADV.DE) focus on growing out its Ethernet access business to target mobile backhaul and other long-haul WDM optical networking opportunities continues to pay off as

European Commission reveals its broadband plan

The European Commission (EC) has laid out more elements of its €9.2 billion ($12.59 billion) plan to help finance the buildout of new broadband networks. Through its Connecting Europe Facility

Alcatel-Lucent confirms $1.5B deal to sell Genesys unit to Permira

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) has finally shed part of its struggling enterprise business by reaching a deal to sell its conferencing center business Genesys to Permira for $1.5 billion. Although the