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, MetTel extend wholesale service agreement

MetTel, a competitive provider focused on serving business customers, has reached a new agreement with AT&T to extend their wholesale voice services agreement through 2017, enabling it to continue offering services to customers without fear of disruption.

CenturyLink seeks Uptime Institute's M&O certification for 57 data centers

CenturyLink is looking to enhance its standing in the data center market by having its 57 global data centers evaluated by the Uptime Institute for Management and Operations (M&O) certification, an element that could become a key requirement for enterprises looking to outsource storage and other functions to a data center provider partner.

Synergy: U.S., Japan, UK and China drive worldwide retail colocation revenues

Colocation revenues continue to rise, a trend that Synergy Research Group said continued into the third quarter with the United States, Japan, United Kingdom and China being the dominant regions of growth.

Corning snaps up Samsung's fiber business, strengthens Asia-Pacific presence

Corning is acquiring Samsung's fiber optics business, a move that will immediately enhance its presence in the growing Asia-Pacific market.

Cisco, Bosch, ABB joint venture targets smart home opportunity

Cisco has teamed with Bosch and ABB to form a joint venture to develop and operate what they say is an open software platform targeting smart home devices and applications.

Google Fiber starts signing up 1 Gig customers in Austin

Google Fiber announced that it will start signing up both residential and small business customers for its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) in the south and southeast areas of Austin, Texas, with plans to bring the service to other neighborhoods.

AT&T tells FCC it will proceed with 21-city FTTP build

AT&T has confirmed with the FCC in a letter that it will go forward with its plans to bring its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) GigaPower 1 Gbps service to 21 communities.

Consumer sues Time Warner Cable over false broadband pricing

A recent suit filed by a New York City consumer against Time Warner Cable over broadband pricing shows that customers want clarity on what they are paying for. According to a FierceCable report, a...

Bell Canada tells CRTC to not force it to share last mile fiber

Bell Canada told Canada's telecom regulator Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) that it and its fellow incumbent telcos Bell Aliant and Telus should not have to...

Verizon claims 38% drop in wireline complaints in NJ township

Verizon is refuting charges made by local officials that it has turned its back on Hopewell Township, N.J.'s copper-based network while not providing its next-gen fiber-based FiOS service.