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

TDS' CLEC business faces price squeeze from the ILECs' wholesale Ethernet regime

TDS Telecom's CLEC arm, TDS Metrocom, says that delivering Ethernet services to customers, particularly to smaller businesses that want 20 Mbps and above where it does not have its own facilities, is challenged by high-priced wholesale ILEC access services.

Consumer coalition asks for stricter broadband privacy rules

A coalition of 60 consumer groups have asked the FCC to adopt rules that require large ISPs to protect personal data collected and shared without their consent.

Primus Canada wins creditor protection as it negotiates sale to Birch Communications

Primus Canada has received court protection from its creditors as it looks to sell itself off to Birch Communications following a series of quarterly revenue declines.

Windstream, Time Warner Cable vie to build fiber network in Lexington, Ky.

Windstream and Time Warner Cable are among 12 companies that have expressed interest in building a fiber network throughout the city of Lexington, Ky., as a means to increase Internet speeds and expand overall broadband access.

Verizon's Shammo says company may sell data center business

Verizon's chief financial officer confirmed during a fourth quarter earnings call that the telco is looking at options for its data center business "to see if the asset is more valuable inside or outside of the portfolio."

Verizon makes 50 Mbps its default FiOS speed, but overall growth dips to 99K

Verizon is now offering 50 Mbps as its default speed tier at a time when overall new subscriber growth is leveling off as it penetrates its existing markets.

America Movil, AT&T, Verizon and more: keeping tabs on the wireless industry's earnings

The fourth quarter 2015 earnings season has begun and FierceWireless is covering all of the action in its running summary, Wireless in the fourth quarter of 2015.

CenturyLink establishes SAP cloud partnership, builds on Cognilytics acquisition

CenturyLink has established a supplier partnership with SAP to offer services for SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, furthering another set of capabilities to business customers that want to offload functions to a third party so they can focus on their core competencies.

Data center, enterprise campus upgrades will drive gigabit Ethernet sales, says research firm

The ongoing transition to higher Ethernet speeds in the data center and enterprise campus segment will drive Ethernet switch sales over the next five years, says Dell'Oro Group. According to the research firm, the majority of spending by data centers will be on 25 Gbps capable switches, while 2.5 and 5.0 Gbps will make its way into enterprise campus upgrades.

Birch says metro fiber sales rose 179% in 2015, sees increasing demand for cloud services

Birch Communications is seeing the fruit of its aggressive fiber buildout take shape: the CLEC reported that preliminary metro fiber sales for the quarter that ended at the close of December 2015 show a 179 percent jump.