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

Minnesota legislators serve up bill to ban community broadband

Minnesota has become the latest state to put forth legislation to stop communities from building their own broadband networks. Following similar efforts in Georgia and North Carolina, Minnesota's HF

Mexican government's broadband plan targets low-income families

The Mexican government believes that every one of its citizens should be able to get a broadband connection so it has devised a program that will enable low-income families to get computers and

Deutsche Telekom conducts 512G transmission experiment

Deutsche Telekom (XETRA: DTE.DE) has found new way to prepare itself for the insatiable demand for bandwidth. Coming on the heels of various vendors offering products that can deliver 400 Gbps, the

Google gets green light to offer TV in Kansas City, Mo.

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) has received approval from the Missouri Public Service Commission that would allow it to offer video services over the 1 Gbps Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network it's building in

EarthLink's iIT partnership taps into the mobile nature of its business customers

EarthLink (Nasdaq: ELNK) has established a partnership with independenceIT (iIT) that to enable its business customers to bring applications and data to the cloud over both fixed (PCs) and mobile

Telstra finalizes "definitive agreements" to take part in government-led NBN

Telstra (ASX: TLS.AX) has put together the last details to move ahead with its definitive agreements with NBN Co. and the Australian to enable to it to participate in the National Broadband Network

Ciena reports fiscal Q1 2012 loss, but remains upbeat about Carrier Ethernet sales

Ciena (Nasdaq: CIEN) as expected reported a fiscal Q1 2012 loss with revenue of $416.7 million for the three months to the end of January 2012, slightly missing analyst expectations. In February, the

Birch adds lower-rate merchant services for business customers

Birch Communications is responding to small business customers' challenge of processing credit card and debit card payments with the debut of a new merchant service capability. Delivered through a

CenturyLink's Embarq to purchase debt for $1.25B

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) subsidiary Embarq will pay $1.25 billion to buy back part of its outstanding debt, making it one of the latest service providers to refinance their debt. Embarq's move follows

Tapping into long-lost fiber facilities

Any community that wants to provide broadband services to residential and business customers, without the hassle of dealing with an incumbent telco or cable operator, could find they are sitting on