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

NTCA says new Charter's 2M broadband subscriber requirement could hurt rural telcos

NTCA says that the FCC's requirement to Charter Communications to expand its broadband footprint could actually harm the rural telcos the organization represents by creating artificial competition in areas that cannot support it.

Verizon seeks clearance to discontinue collect calling, other legacy voice services

Verizon is petitioning the FCC to get permission to shut down a series of legacy voice services offered via its MCI subsidiary due to lack of use and little customer demand.

Service provider 100 GE deployments drove up core router market 14 percent in Q1

Service providers' ongoing deployments of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) helped drive up the core routing segment 14 percent year-over-year during the first quarter -- the fifth consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth.

Pennsylvania P3 greenlights 550-mile fiber network

Pennsylvania's Public-Private Partnership (P3) board has given its thumbs up for a Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission project to install a fiber cable along the state's 550-mile turnpike and extensions to provide capacity for the commission, the state department of transportation (PennDOT), and carriers that need wholesale capacity.

AT&T one-ups Charter, Comcast in San Diego, El Paso with 1 Gbps launch

AT&T is keeping its foot on the fiber-to-the-premises pedal to stay ahead of Charter and Comcast, announcing that it has launched 1 Gbps services for residential and business customers in parts of El Paso and San Diego.

AT&T says Ethernet interconnection success depends on understanding partners

AT&T has been working with the MEF to drive consensus on how service providers should interconnect their Ethernet networks, but the initial challenge is understanding what element of Ethernet each carrier partner has.

Lightower's wireless dark fiber sales create new enterprise opportunities, says analyst

As Lightower continues to roll out more fiber to cell sites and small cells, the service provider is creating a foundation to win more business customers in its footprint.

CenturyLink adds Genband's application server to GSA Networx contract

CenturyLink is now offering Genband's application server solutions to federal government customers that purchase services off its GSA Networx contract vehicle portfolio.

DQE Communications launches optical wavelength service line for businesses, carriers

DQE Communications, a Western Pennsylvania-based business provider, is now offering its customers a new wavelength service option.

Windstream tightens up third-party interconnects in bid to streamline costs, expand on-net footprint

Windstream is tightening up its interconnection points, weeding out unnecessary third-party circuits with other carriers to streamline costs and focus on expanding its on-net footprint, a senior executive said.