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

AT&T steps up protest against Kansas town's fiber plans

AT&T is continuing in its ongoing battle to stamp out would-be municipal broadband competitors with its latest move to challenge Chanute, Kan., from building a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network that could deliver 1 Gbps service to residential and business customers.

Moody's: Wireline revenue will continue to decline, but TV, broadband will offset trend

Wireline revenue will continue to decline by 1 percent in 2014 and 2015, according to credit rating firm Moody's. However, the rate of decline should improve as telcos like AT&T and Verizon see growth in residential TV and broadband services.

Zayo finds success in Indianapolis' small cell network market

Zayo has begun deploying small cell sites in Indianapolis for a large wireless operator, a win that illustrates the service provider's aggressive movement into this growing space is paying off.

Verizon's battle with N.J. town shows strong thirst for rural wireline broadband

Verizon's ongoing war of words with Hopewell Township, N.J.'s officials over telephone service quality and lack of fruitful broadband service shows that consumers' desire for high speed wireline broadband is just as prevalent in rural markets as it is in large cities.

Sizing up Comcast and Charter's user guide approaches

Comcast and Charter have been actively rolling out new cloud-based user guides for their users, but their approaches vary widely.

CenturyLink: Comcast/TWC merger poses cost challenges for telco TV providers

CenturyLink has become the latest service provider to protest against the pending Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger, saying that if the deal is approved, it will increase content costs for emerging telco TV players like itself that don't have the same scale and impede competition.

SummitIG brings dark fiber connection to QTS' Richmond, Va., data center

SummitIG will provide dark fiber connectivity services to QTS Realty Trust's data center campus in Richmond, Va., a sign of the growing trend to extend fiber-based services to colocation centers.

Carrier Ethernet switch revenues rise 32%, but SDN hesitation drives routers down in Q3, says Infonetics

Router revenue growth continued to be slow in the third quarter of 2014 due to what Infonetics Research calls "SDN hesitation," with service providers taking more time to research new investments in network infrastructure.

TDS Telecom adds Mt. Juliet, La Vergne, Tenn., to its 1-Gig roster

TDS Telecom is now offering its growing 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) product in Mt. Juliet and La Vergne, Tenn., two markets where it had already offered fiber-based 100 Mbps broadband service.

Zayo adds dark fiber route connecting Omaha and Dallas

Zayo has completed the buildout of a new 1,000 mile intercity dark fiber route between Omaha, Neb., and Dallas, enabling it to respond to a mix of Tier 1 and Tier 2 market opportunities.