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

Birch Communications secures $110M in refinancing effort

Birch Communications has a new $110 million cash infusion as it has completed its refinancing of its Senior and Subordinated Credit Facilities.

Zayo launches R&E channel to capitalize on education network opportunities

Zayo has formed its new Research and Education (R&E) channel to capitalize on the the higher education community's need for fiber-based bandwidth solutions.

AT&T's Q2 wireline growth driven by U-verse, next-gen business services

AT&T may see wireless as the star performer in its overall portfolio, but its continual drive to deliver next-gen consumer and business services such as IPTV and Ethernet services gave the wireline segment a boost in Q2 2012.

Frontier expands broadband reach via Hughes' satellite service

Frontier Communications has decided to add satellite to its broadband service arsenal via a wholesale agreement with Hughes Network Systems.

Summary: Taking stock of the enterprise communications segment's Q2 2012 performance

The Q2 earnings season is on and FierceTelecom's sister publication FierceEnterpriseCommunications is tracking the performance of the major players in the enterprise communications segment.

Cisco to lay off 1,300 workers

Cisco is going to dismiss about 1,300 employees, or about 2 percent of its workforce, a move it says it part of a restructuring process to cut costs and simplify its overall structure.

Ethernet, IP/MPLS service revenue to surpass $81B by 2016

Driven by cloud services and the ongoing appetite for data services, a new Infonetics report indicates that service providers will continue see Global Ethernet and MPLS IP VPN service revenue growth.

FairPoint gets $2M CAF grant to extend broadband service in Vermont

FairPoint Communications is expanding availability of its broadband service thanks to a $2 million grant from the Federal Communications Commission's Connect America Fund.

Calix selected to complement NH broadband stimulus project

New Hampshire's FastRoads collaboration is moving forward with its effort to extend broadband services into underserved rural regions of the Granite State, and will use Calix equipment as part of that effort.

Comcast counters Verizon's Quantum FiOS offering with 305 Mbps tier

Verizon may have ignited a new broadband-speed war last month with their Quantum FiOS offering, one that includes a 300/65 Mbps speed tier, but now it appears that Comcast is ready to take the telco on with its own 300 Mbps-plus offering.