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

Net neutrality rules effective today as federal court denies AT&T, CenturyLink request for stay

The FCC's net neutrality rules will go into affect today. The rules ban blocking, throttling and prevent companies from paying to get access to fast lanes to deliver content.  AT&T, CenturyLink and other telecom groups requested a stay of the FCC's new net neutrality rules but those requests were not granted by a D.C. Federal Circuit Court.

AT&T, ONOS Project unveil SDN/NFV solution for central office, home and business locations

AT&T in conjunction with ONOS Project, PMC-Sierra and Sckipio will demonstrate a Central Office Re-architected as Data Center (CORD) proof-of-concept at the upcoming Open Networking Summit.

Los Angeles approves RFP for planned 1 Gbps muni network that could cost $3B-$5B

Los Angeles' City Council approved a request for participants (RFP) to identify what service providers would be a good fit to deploy a 1 Gbps-capable network that could serve the city's residences and local businesses.

House Republicans propose budget that would prevent FCC from implementing net neutrality rules

The U.S. House introduced three amendments to a must-pass appropriations bill that would block the FCC from enforcing its new Open Internet rules that are set to go into effect on Friday.

Infinera says focus on content providers, metro 100G helps overcome challenging carrier spending environment

Infinera says a diverse customer base has helped it weather what has continued to be a tough carrier spending environment in the recent year.

ATIS, MEF collaborate on method to accelerate Ethernet ordering processes

ATIS and the Metro Ethernet Forum have completed joint effort to update the Access Service Request ordering process to fully support MEF-defined Carrier Ethernet services, a move that they say will give service providers a standards-based guide to automate and operationalize their Ethernet service offerings.

Sizing up the top 15 innovative companies in wireless

Whether it's the aggressive rollout of LTE by major operators like AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless or the fact that the industry is trying to define what 5G will be, the wireless industry like other segments of the telecom industry, is constantly evolving.

Broadband providers' 1 Gig rollouts drive consumer 'halo effect' in speed tiers

A 1 Gbps FTTH service may be enticing in terms of the nearly ubiquitous speed it provides, but it's hardly a fit for most consumers. Instead, a number of ILECs--including CenturyLink, Consolidated and TDS Telecom--are finding that their 1 Gbps buildouts are creating a broadband "halo effect."

Verizon serves up security, support and storage bundle for residential, SMB customers

Verizon has introduced its "Security, Support & Storage Bundle" for both residential and small business customers, a sign that it's broadening the market scope of its security services.

Cisco's Ahuja: Service provider interest in 100G is growing, but deployment timelines will vary

A top Cisco executive sees a host of ongoing opportunities to equip its service provider customers with 100G optical switching and optical gear. Speaking during the Cisco Financial Analyst day, Kelly Ahuja, SVP, Service Provider Business, Products and Solutions for Cisco, said that they are seeing more of its service provider customer base migrate their core and optical networks to 100G.