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 lauds MEF's latest interconnection agreement

AT&T may be accelerating its Ethernet capabilities to threaten BT and Orange Business Services in the global Ethernet race, but the service provider still faces challenges in establishing interconnection agreements with other carriers outside of its wireline territory.

AT&T decries Wheeler's special access proposal, says it will inhibit broadband investment

AT&T has wasted no time responding to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's call to revamp the way special access data services are regulated, arguing that new rules will stifle investment.

Windstream plugs in Infinera Cloud Xpress platform to power data center interconnection service

Windstream has taken another step forward in its data center interconnection journey, leveraging Infinera's Cloud Xpress to provide pre-provisioned high speed connections between data centers in Chicago.

RCN Business lights 10G direct connections to Amazon Web Services, deepens cloud presence

RCN Business has begun offering 10G direct connections to Amazon Web Services, giving local business customers an alternative option to connect to a major cloud provider.

AT&T locks in two-year pricing on triple play bundles

AT&T is offering two-year guaranteed pricing for new DirecTV, home internet and digital home phone customers, signaling another move to push its satellite offering with flexible pricing plans to its residential services segment.

Juniper lowers Q1 revenue outlook to $1.09B due to delayed service provider orders

Juniper Networks has issued a lower-than-expected first quarter revenue forecast of $1.09 billion to $1.1 billion due to U.S. and EMEA service providers delaying orders and slower demand from enterprise customers, replacing its previous guidance of $1.15 to $1.19 billion.

Cable's broadband count will increase by additional 3.4M subs in 2016, says research firm

Cable operators will continue their healthy broadband subscriber roll this year, beating out telcos particularly in areas where they can only offer slower copper-based DSL services.

Verizon's CWA, IBEW wireline workers may strike on Wednesday

Verizon wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers have threatened to go on strike Wednesday if the two sides can't come to an agreement.

Sprint says ILEC control over special access cost U.S. economy $150B over five years

Charles McKee, VP of government affairs for federal and state regulatory at Sprint (NYSE: S), said that incumbent local exchange carriers' control over special access connections has "cost...

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.