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

G.fast standard gets final ITU approval

G.fast, the new standard that proposes the delivery of speeds of 1 Gbps over existing copper wire, has gained final approval from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

CenturyLink acquires DataGardens, adds disaster recovery to cloud portfolio

CenturyLink is acquiring DataGardens, a Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) provider based in Edmonton, Alberta, a move that immediately enhances the disaster recovery capabilities of its cloud service portfolio.

Windstream enhances Application Firewall, DDoS capabilities via Imperva partnership

Windstream Hosted Solutions is revitalizing its managed service set with new Web Application Firewall (WAF) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services that are provided through a partnership with Imperva.

Frontier lures residential customers with triple-play holiday promotion

Frontier Communications is looking to lure more sticky residential customers by serving up its "Threebie" triple-play broadband, TV and voice service bundle.

Parks: Roku leads the streaming video device market

A new Parks Associates survey reveals that 10 percent of U.S. households purchased a streaming video device this year, with Roku being the top choice amongst consumers.

Southern Telecom enhances dark fiber, on-net building reach in Georgia, Alabama

Southern Telecom, the telecom subsidiary of electric utility Southern Company, has added more dark fiber to its service diet with an expansion of its existing network and additions to the number of on-net buildings in Atlanta and Birmingham, Ala.

Alaska Communications sells wireless assets to GCI, enhances focus on broadband, business services

Alaska Communications (ACS) has reached a deal to sell off its remaining wireless assets for $300 million to GCI Communications in a move that it says will help it deleverage its balance sheet while sharpening its focus on residential and business broadband services.

Comcast to challenge AT&T, Cox Business with 10 Gig service in Atlanta

Comcast Business is taking on AT&T and Cox Business in Atlanta's metro fiber service market with plans to offer 10 Gbps services to area businesses.

Comcast Business deepens fiber-based Ethernet presence in Vermont

Comcast Business is broadening its presence in Vermont, extending its fiber-based Ethernet services throughout five communities in Bennington County.

CenturyLink serves up cloud data for GSA Networx contract customers

CenturyLink has added cloud data center services, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service product, to the list of available services it can provide to its federal government agency customers via General Services Administration (GSA)'s Networx Universal contract.