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

AT&T forecasts uptick in IP broadband net adds in Q3

AT&T said it expects to report positive IP broadband net additions in the third quarter, while U-verse TV customers will drop.

AT&T says NetBond technology drives hybrid cloud adoption

AT&Tsays that its NetBond technology is driving an array of businesses, ranging from large businesses and small to medium businesses to adopt a hybrid cloud strategy.

Cincinnati Bell pans minimum broadband speed requirements for Lifeline eligibility

Cincinnati Bell may be a broadband advocate for lower income families, but it says that the FCC should not impose a minimum speed level on the Lifeline support program.

XO targets Amazon Web Services customers with managed security bundle

XO Communications has developed a new managed security bundle in partnership with BAE Systems and Fortinet, targeting Amazon Web Services Direct Connect service customers.

AT&T makes 1 Gbps debut in Indiana markets, challenges Comcast

AT&T is taking its 1 Gbps FTTH show to Indiana, announcing that it is debuting service in three of the state's cities -- Crown Point, Gary and Hammond -- where it will face off with Comcast.

Former Juniper CEO, Verizon veteran Kheradpir takes reins at Coriant

Coriant has tapped former Juniper CEO and Verizon veteran Shaygan Kheradpir as its new CEO and board chairman, succeeding Pat DiPietro, who will become the company's  chairman.

SMB cloud services could be a multibillion-dollar opportunity for telcos, says research firm

Small to medium businesses are becoming the next battleground for service providers in the cloud services race. A new BCSG study of 500 SMBs located in the United States and the UK revealed that service providers have a lot to gain from supplying services to this segment.

USTelecom says the FCC needs to follow procedure if they re-regulate special access

The United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) fired back against CLECs, saying that regulating incumbent local exchange carrier special access services would overstep the FCC's legal boundaries.

Level 3: Freeing CLECs from ILEC lock-up plans for special access can spur $86M revenue boost

Level 3 says that incumbent local exchange carriers' demand lock-up plans for DSn-based special access services will have a number of harmful effects on competitive carriers. More practically, though, easing restrictions on who they buy bandwidth from could boost competitive carriers' revenues by as much as $86 million combined.

Sizing up AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon LTE spectrum holdings

The top wireless operators in the United States  -- AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint -- continue to enhance their 4G LTE buildouts, but the question is how much spectrum do they each have? Check out this FierceWireless special report.