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

WOW! Business challenges AT&T by lighting fiber in 38 Chicago center business district buildings

WOW! Business is extending its fiber to Chicago's Willis Tower, giving occupants access to dedicated Internet access speeds of up to 10 Gbps, threatening local incumbent AT&T with an alternative set of services for local business customers.

Google Fiber shutters free Internet service in Kansas City

Google Fiber will stop offering its free 5 Mbps service in Kansas City, Missouri -- the first market it built into back in 2012 -- signaling that it wants to increase broadband margins while attracting more potential customers.

AT&T, CWA to continue negotiating after West, East wireline contracts expire

AT&T and the Communications Workers of America could not reach an agreement by the Saturday midnight expiration of their West Region wireline contract, but the two sides said they will continue to negotiate a new contract.

WOW! Wholesale increases near-net fiber building footprint in 18 markets

WOW! Wholesale, a division of WOW! Business, has laid a foundation to enhance its on-net fiber building footprint by pursuing a near-net fiber strategy that brings fiber close to desirable building locations in its footprint.

Ciena leads in $958M Ethernet access device market, but Adva may challenge in 2016

Driven by carrier Ethernet connections for three main applications -- backhaul from business buildings and DSLAMs, mobile backhaul, and wholesale carrier-to-carrier arrangements -- IHS Research said the worldwide Ethernet access device revenue totaled $958 million in 2015, up 4 percent over the prior year.

Cincinnati Bell offsets cable threat to SMB market with hosted voice solution

Cincinnati Bell introduced a new service to entice small businesses to migrate to a cloud-based voice services system as it looks to thwart emerging threats from Time Warner Cable and its soon-to-be parent Charter Communications.

Cox brings 1 Gbps service to middle Georgia, lays greater challenge to AT&T

Cox Communications is bringing its 1 Gbps show to the middle Georgia market, laying a greater challenge to AT&T and other gigabit players in the state.

Midco expands Minnesota fiber network via Arvig, adds 4,000 route miles

Midco has struck a cooperative agreement with Arvig, giving it an additional 4,000 fiber route miles to address new and existing business service opportunities in Minnesota.

Verizon, Incompas call truce in special access regulation war

Verizon and Incompas have developed a proposal to regulate special access services, signaling that at least one large ILEC wants to come to an agreement following a decade long debate.

AT&T, Verizon express divergent opinions on U.S.-Cuba route policies

AT&T and Verizon are eager to take advantage of the service opportunity in Cuba as the United States has started to lift decades-long restrictions with the island country, but the two telcos take a different view on U.S.-Cuba route policies.