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 faces lawsuit in NC over building wiring protection plan

AT&T (NYSE: T) is facing a $10 million lawsuit over its "Inside Wire Protection Plan," which can cost residential voice service anywhere from $6-$10 a month. One of the problems is that AT&T

ILSR report reveals uptick in community broadband movement

Incumbent operators may be hellbent on preventing communities from starting up their own broadband networks, but a new map released by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) shows that over 100

Cyber attacks on the federal government up 39% in 2010

Despite their need to be secure, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) revealed that the federal government is not immune to cyber attacks. In its new report, the OMB revealed that cyber

HomePNA's Fast EoC specification targets the MDU and hospitality markets

With the passing of its Fast Ethernet over Coax (Fast EoC) standard, HomePNA advocates such as AT&T (NYSE: T) and CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) and cable operators like Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) and Time

Telefonica plans to increase capital spending in Brazil

Telefonica (NYSE: TEF) wants to be ready for new growth in Brazil's telecom market so it's going to increase capital spending in the region by 52 percent over the next three years to BRL 24.3 billion

CENX lights up Washington, D.C. Ethernet exchange

CENX continues to expand its domestic Ethernet exchange presence with a new Carrier Ethernet exchange point at CoreSite's (NYSE: COR) data center on 1275 K Street. Driven by ongoing customer demand,

Verizon becomes Massachusetts' second largest video provider

Watch out Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) because Verizon (NYSE: VZ) has got your number--your video number--in Massachusetts. In 2010, Verizon became the state's second largest video provider with over

XO increases metro network reach into Minneapolis-Saint Paul area

XO Communications (OTC BB: XOHO) is taking its metro network into the Minneapolis-Saint Paul to simultaneously sign up new customers and address multi-site businesses that need network service in the

COMPTEL appoints 13 new board members, changes logo

COMPTEL, the trade association for the competitive telecom industry, has elected 13 companies to serve on its Board of Directors for the 2011-2013 term. Elected during this week's COMPTEL PLUS Spring

Telekom Austria completes GigaNet FTTH buildout to two Vienna districts

Telekom Austria continues to make progress with its GigaNet Fiber to the Home (FTTH) initiative, connecting customers in both the 15th and 19th districts of Vienna to the network. To date, Telekom