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

Telesp extends Sao Paulo FTTX network reach

Telesp, Telefonica's (NYSE: TEF) Brazil-based subsidiary, plans to step up its Fiber to the X (FTTX) network deployment in Sao Paulo. To date, Telesp has connected 300,000 homes in 22 neighborhoods

Is Charter missing the boat on Opelika's muni broadband network?

Charter's (OTC BB: CCMM) contention that its HFC (hybrid fiber coax) is more reliable than Fiber to the Home (FTTH) wasn't enough to sway Opelika, Ala.'s residents to not vote in favor of going

Cisco: Fiscal Q4 earnings miss expectations, paints uncertain Q1 forecast

There's really not a lot to like about Cisco's (Nasdaq: CSCO) Q4 earnings statement and its cautious revenue forecast. Cisco's fiscal Q4 ended July 31 results of $10.8 billion, while 27 percent above

House cuts $302 million from BTOP program

The House of Representatives H.R. 1586, a $26 billion state aid package designed to prevent layoffs of educators and other state and local government employees appears to be a case of robbing Peter

Charter faces new fiber competition in Opelika, Ala.

Sorry, Charter (OTC BB: CCMM), but it turns out that Opelika, Ala.'s residents believe that having an alternative fiber-based broadband player is a good idea. After Charter tried to convince

FairPoint asks Vermont PSB to give bankruptcy plan another chance

FairPoint (Other OTC: FRCMQ.PK) wants Vermont's telecom regulators to take another look at its financial reorganization plan. In June, the Vermont Public Service Board rejected FairPoint's plan to

Qwest, Mediacom protest Iowa's underground cable ordinance

Qwest (NYSE: Q) and cable competitor Mediacom (Nasdaq: MCCC) have waged the latest underground wire relocation war in Cedar Falls, Iowa, a city prone to major ice and wind storms. Cedar Falls'

Integra Telecom lights up more fiber in Denver

Integra Telecom continues to see robust growth in its Denver, Colo. market and has responded to that need by plunking down $2.1 million to build out another 121 route fiber miles in the region. Not

ICSA Labs builds defense system for broadband home routers

Your broadband home gateway may not be as safe you think it is. As hackers step up their efforts to tap into gateways to steal personal data, ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon Business (

Speakeasy's free phone promotion drives up company sales, customer base

Speakeasy, one of the remaining broadband voice providers, is finding that simple things like offering a free phone is a nice way to drive up its subscriber numbers. Since launching the promotion in