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 Follow @FierceTelecom on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.

Articles by Sean Buckley

Cox to accelerate Gigabit broadband plans via DOCSIS 3.1 in 2017

Cox Communications is getting ready to move forward with its DOCSIS 3.1 lab and field trials in 2016 with plans to begin formal deployments in 2017.

CenturyLink adds app providing mobile access to business UC tools

CenturyLink is tuning into the growing mobile nature of its business customers with its Business Communicator app, allowing customers to connect their VoIP users to their unified communications services from computers and devices.

Tennessee says FCC can't preempt state laws governing municipal broadband services

Tennessee is not giving up on its anti-municipal broadband stance, saying in a lawsuit that the FCC can't overturn laws that limit municipal broadband growth in its state.

AT&T to bring 75 Mbps U-verse tier to four additional Texas markets

AT&T has made its 75 Mbps service available in four more Texas markets, scaling it to over 70 markets across 21 states.

Dish Networks channel chief DeFilippes looks to fix its third-party integrator relationships

Home automation services may have great potential for service providers to gain incremental revenue, but the reality is that home automation contractors and pay-TV installers have never had the greatest relationship.

Frontier adds all Nest automation products in bid to strengthen broadband customer bond

Frontier has taken another step forward in its home automation drive, announcing support for Nest's Nest Cam and Nest Protect for qualifying broadband customers.

Cogent, Ortega part ways over sales, compensation strategy; Bubeck to fill in

Ernie Ortega, Cogent's chief revenue officer and VP of global sales, will leave the company, reportedly over a disagreement with CEO Dave Schaeffer related to strategy and compensation for part of the provider's sales force.

Fiber cut disrupts Time Warner Cable, Verizon Wireless service in North Carolina

Verizon Wireless and Time Warner Cable customers in central North Carolina were left without service for nearly seven hours on Monday after a construction accident cut a fiber cable in Raleigh.

Cable operators taking greater share of large businesses, says analyst firm

U.S. cable operators may not have the established brand recognition of large telcos in the business space, but that's starting to change as providers like Comcast have made gains in providing voice and data to businesses with over 100 employees during the past two years.

Wheeler: Rural areas are falling behind the broadband curve

Despite ongoing efforts by Tier 3 ILECs to bring broadband to more of their serving territories, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler says that a large amount of rural areas still can't get access to any broadband service.