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

Cincinnati Bell, ATC launch fiber portal targeting SMB customers

Cincinnati Bell and ATC, a telecom consulting company, are jointly operating a new Web-based portal that allows businesses to find quotes and pricing for fiber services.

EarthLink sells IT unit to Synoptek for $29M, sharpening focus on carrier, enterprise

EarthLink is selling off its IT services business to Synoptek for $29 million and turning its focus toward its core wholesale carrier and enterprise business services units. About 1,700 customers that are serviced through data centers and office locations in the continental U.S. and Canada will be affected by the sale.

CenturyLink builds challenge to Comcast with IPTV launch in St. Paul, 19 other Minnesota cities

CenturyLink is furthering its challenge against Minnesota's key cable operator Comcast, announcing that it is now offering its Prism TV service over its FTTH network in parts of St. Paul and 20 other surrounding cities.

CenturyLink, Verizon say FCC should not re-regulate the special access market

CenturyLink and Verizon have fired the latest salvos in the special access saga, claiming that the FCC should refrain from re-regulating the special access market due to the growth of competitive service options from cable providers and CLECs.

New York City launches $10M broadband project targeting public housing

Bill de Blasio, New York City's mayor, said it will invest up to $10 million to deliver free broadband service to over 16,000 residents living in five public housing developments in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens.

Cuba to launch residential broadband pilot, but gives no details on timeline, pricing

Cuba plans to begin offering a broadband service in two Havana neighborhoods as part of a pilot designed to give residential customers access in a country where there's been little, if any Internet service options.

Deutsche Telekom, Nokia achieve 10G speeds over copper in XG-Fast lab trial

Deutsche Telekom and Nokia's subsidiary Alcatel-Lucent claimed they delivered 10 Gbps over existing copper wiring during a lab trial using XG-Fast technology at the end of 2015.

iRis Networks to add 897 fiber miles in Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Memphis

iRis Networks, a middle mile provider that serves 250 rural communities in Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama, is going to build three new key fiber routes totaling 897 new miles.

Google Fiber testing VoIP with select group of FTTH subscribers

Google Fiber is in the process of testing a new voice service with some of its FTTH customers that will allow a user to have one number for any of their wireline or wireless devices.

CenturyLink, ILEC industry groups say FCC's broadband definition is a moving target

CenturyLink and ILEC industry trade groups wasted no time in speaking out against the FCC's new 2016 broadband progress report, saying that it does not take into account the amount of money service providers are spending to extend broadband services to more communities.