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

Frontier's Partridge: growing interest in wholesale Ethernet from regional ISPs, content providers

Frontier is seeing growing demand for wholesale Ethernet services, particularly from regional ISPs that need off-net access for their business customers in the secondary and tertiary markets the telco serves.

Google Fiber makes San Antonio its next 1 Gbps target

Google Fiber has named San Antonio as the next destination where it will bring its 1 Gbps-capable FTTH service, one of the largest cities in its growing service footprint.

Former Sprint CEO Hesse says further consolidation of U.S. wireless is possible

Former Sprint CEO Dan Hesse, who stepped down from the top management spot after a planned merger between Sprint and T-Mobile US did not go through, said that consolidation in the U.S. wireless industry will continue.

AT&T attributes wireline hardware failure as cause of spotty wireless coverage in Southeast market

AT&T said an issue with its wireline network was the culprit behind spotty wireless service coverage for it and a number of area wireless operators in its Southeast markets. Joined by fellow wireless operators Sprint, T-Mobile US, and Verizon Wireless, the issue affected AT&T customers in parts of Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee last night.

FairPoint says data centers could produce $3-4M in revenues

FairPoint may still be a nascent player in the data center market, but it's one that will help put its existing central office facilities to better use while furthering its bond with its business customers.

Hawaiian Telcom reaches 175K homes with fiber-based broadband

Hawaiian Telcom has been making strides with its FTTH rollout, extending service to a total of 175,000 homes in the second quarter.

BT sees SME cloud adoption rising 15 percent year-over-year

UK-based small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) continue to find value in cloud-based services. Joint research conducted by BT Business and the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) revealed that that SME adoption of cloud services rose 15 percent in the past year.

FairPoint takes over the reins of Vermont's E-911 system

FairPoint has officially assumed responsibility of running Vermont's E-911 network, taking over from Colorado-based Intrado.

TDS brings 1 Gig service to Waunakee, Wis., continues fiber network expansion

TDS Telecom is extending its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home and accompanying IPTV-based TDS TV service to Waunakee, Wis., the latest in several markets where it is going to offer its fiber-based residential services.

Frontier serves up 100 Mbps over copper service in Connecticut market

Frontier Communications may have seen a $5 million revenue decline in Connecticut revenues, a factor it anticipated due to broadband pricing migrations, but it is fighting that trend by introducing a new 100 Mbps residential DSL speed tier.