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 email@example.com. Follow @FierceTelecom on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.
Articles by Sean Buckley
EarthLink reported that revenue in the fourth quarter of 2013 was $301.8 million, down from $329 million a year ago due to what it said was "lumpiness" from the timing of non-recurring settlements. Revenue was $1.24 billion for the full year 2013.
Cincinnati Bell reported that its fiber-based products were once again a major factor in its fourth-quarter 2013 earnings, with Fioptics revenues rising 49 percent year-over-year to $29 million.
Belgacom has unveiled a new VDSL2 vectoring service, offering speeds up to 70 Mbps, more than double the speed of its existing 30 Mbps VDSL2 service.
Google Fiber plans to explore the idea of bringing its 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) service to an additional 34 cities across 9 U.S. metro areas, a move the provider decided to make in the wake of the experience it gained through deployments in Kansas City, Austin and Provo.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler plans to craft a new set of net neutrality rules that will prohibit broadband providers from throttling bandwidth or blocking Internet content from over-the-top providers like Netflix of Amazon, reports The Washington Post.
Netflix revealed that while subscribers that use Verizon FiOS and other broadband services will see sluggish service, they can still access content, albeit at a lower quality or with some "startup delays" during peak hours, reports FierceOnlineVideo citing a Wall Street Journal story. According to the report, some FiOS subscribers reported that Netflix streams have become "unwatchable." Read more
AT&T and Ciena, one of the telco's key optical networking vendor partners, are deploying a managed network monitoring service for energy vendor Itron.
TeliaSonera has completed a field trial of Huawei's G.fast technology, one that enables service providers to theoretically deliver up to 1 Gbps over existing copper loops.
Fibertech Networks has put the finishing touches on its network expansion project in Ohio, adding more than 1,000 miles of new fiber in Akron, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and Toledo.
CenturyLink's new CenturyLink Technology Solutions has scored a large hybrid outsourcing contract with The Procter & Gamble Company, a move that will change how one of the largest consumer packaged goods companies procures and consumes IT services.