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

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

CenturyLink flips the IPTV switch in Florida's capital region

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is turning on its Prism IPTV channel in Florida's capital city region to tackle the area's cable and satellite companies. This is the latest IPTV deployment CenturyLink has

UK government wants 90% of country to have 25 Mbps broadband by 2015

The UK government has set some lofty goals for expanding broadband availability: Get 90 percent of the population connected to at least 25 Mbps speeds by 2015. Jeremy Hunt, the UK's culture secretary

Comcast's PRI trunking replacement service hits a note with businesses

Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) may have not been initially known as a major threat to telcos targeting medium-sized businesses, but the ongoing build out of its primary rate interface (PRI) trunk

Mammoth Networks wraps up build out of three new aggregation POPs

Mammoth Networks, a competitive facilities-based aggregator specializing on rural service providers, has put the finishing touches on three new aggregation Points of Presence (POPs) in Boise, Idaho,

TIA confirms dates for its 2012 Inside the Network show

Grant Seiffert, President of TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association), has made it clear that the association's new show "TIA: Inside the Network" is not another SUPERCOMM. However, the industry