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

Cable industry's ACA, NCTA take aim at telcos' USF reform plan

Cable operators believe that while the Universal Service Fund (USF) is in need of repair their two main industry associations--the American Cable Association (ACA) and the National Cable

San Francisco community groups sue city over AT&T U-verse remote terminal boxes

AT&T's (NYSE: T) bet on its U-verse IPTV and broadband products continues to pay off as one of its strongest wireline-based revenue generating services, but that growth is coming at a price as a

Orange Business adds multiservice access option to its Ethernet service

France Telecom (NYSE: FTE) unit Orange Business Services has introduced a new multiservice Ethernet access element through its Integrated Access option for its International Ethernet Link customers.

Hawaii sets 1 Gbps broadband delivery goal

Hawaii thinks that its Internet consumers should be able to get a 1 Gbps connection, and in order to reach that speed goal launched the Hawaii Broadband Initiative, which aims to make very-high-speed

Vertical Systems: Verizon surges on the global Ethernet rankings

In the latest Mid-2011 Global Provider Ethernet Leaderboard provided by Vertical Systems Group, the biggest change in the ranking is that Verizon (NYSE: VZ) made a large jump into second place, a

UPDATED: Verizon adds CloudSwitch to its ever-growing cloud portfolio

Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) is serious about the cloud service market and is now acquiring Burlington, Mass.-based cloud software provider CloudSwitch. Verizon said that the acquisition of

Integra Telecom names Ken Worcester as channel partner lead

With a growing set of Ethernet and IP-based voice services in its portfolio to serve SMBs and increasingly larger regional enterprises, Integra Telecom is enhancing its channel program by naming Ken

Comcast Business to deliver Ethernet service through growing channel partner base

Comcast Business Services (Nasdaq: CMCSA) made a big shot in the competitive Ethernet space with the debut of its Metro Ethernet service targeting medium-sized businesses directly in May, but now

Telecom New Zealand begins building out its portion of UFB network

Telecom New Zealand's infrastructure unit Chorus has begun work on its portion of the New Zealand government's Ultra Fast Broadband network initially targeting the Albany suburb in Auckland. Over the

Verizon issues apology for strike, while workers say walkout helped negotiation process

Now that Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) 45,000 union workers have returned to work after a two week strike over healthcare and pension benefits, the service provider issued an apology to its customers.