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

CenturyLink taps company veteran Jones to lead regulatory efforts

CenturyLink did not have to look too far to find its new VP of public policy as it named its own John Jones for the position. Jones succeeds Steve Davis, who is retiring from the company.

Comcast to challenge Google Fiber, AT&T's 1 Gbps broadband play with 2 Gbps plan

Comcast has hatched a plan to challenge the growing 1 Gbps broadband trend led by AT&T and Google Fiber with plans to offer a symmetrical 2 Gbps service to 1.5 million customers in Atlanta beginning next month, and ultimately extending the service to a total of 18 million homes by the end of 2015.

Charter's Bright House deal could further disrupt competition in the Ethernet, business services market

Charter Business will instantly gain more clout in the business services and Ethernet services race if its proposed acquisition of Bright House Networks is a success. In addition, if the proposed acquisition between Comcast and Time Warner Cable goes through, Charter will gain various properties from both cable MSOs as one of the conditions of the deal.

WOW! Wholesale, iFiber Networks jointly deliver 1 Gbps to Gilberts Village, Ill.

WOW! Wholesale and iFiber Networks are jointly building a new fiber network that will give local government, business and residential customers in Village of Gilberts, Ill., a 1 Gbps Internet connection, a move that illustrates the demand for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services in Tier 2 communities.

Verizon, Deloitte jointly deliver cybersecurity services to businesses

With cyber threats to business' networks on the rise, Verizon Enterprise Solutions and Deloitte have developed an alliance to deliver a set of security and risk management services they say will help businesses not only prepare, but also respond and recover from cyberattacks.

Frontier serves up 150 symmetrical FiOS service for Washington state users

Frontier Communications is making another move to sweeten its existing FiOS fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband offering by serving up symmetrical speeds for all of its existing speed tiers in Washington state.

Google Fiber's presence pressures AT&T to adjust 1 Gig pricing plans

Google Fiber may have only rolled out its 1 Gbps fiber to a few markets, but it's clear that its presence continues to place pressure on AT&T to adjust the pricing of its own fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) U-verse with GigaPower in the markets where it competes with the Internet search giant.

VSG: Fiber penetration gap in U.S. businesses narrowed to under 60%

Fiber penetration into U.S. buildings has come a long way over the past 10 years, rising from as low as 10.9 percent in 2004 to over 42 percent in 2014, according to Vertical Systems Group's latest figures.

SCTE's Dzuban says its Energy 2020 initiative will help the cable industry save $1 billion

Mark Dzuban, president of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), has set an ambitious goal with the organization's Energy 2020 initiative: reduce the cable industry's electrical power consumption by at least 25 percent by the year 2020.

Verizon builds on-demand foundation for long-haul optical network

Verizon expects its recent move to begin upgrades on its long-haul optical network with Alcatel-Lucent's photonic equipment will set the stage for providing an automated on-demand environment from which it and its customers can provision wavelengths and bandwidth between key routes on the network.