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

Understanding Netflix, YouTube and HBO's role in OTT video industry

Media and entertainment companies are putting more attention and money into over-the-top video solutions every day. FierceOnlineVideo takes a closer look at the various business models that are in play.

Windstream reaches 200,000 users with VDSL2, sees further broadband growth opportunities

Windstream is progressing with its VDSL2+ deployment, announcing that during the first quarter it reached 200,000 customers in its ILEC territory.

USTelecom taps GVTC's Hunt to be board chairman, replaces CenturyLink's Davis

USTelecom has appointed Robert Hunt, vice president of regulatory and business operations for Texas-based independent telco GVTC, as chairman of its board of directors.

FairPoint will consider M&A opportunities, CEO says

After coming off a union strike that posed several challenges for the telco, FairPoint Communications is considering its future as a telco and part of that story could include some kind of merger or acquisition with another telco or other company, CEO Paul Sunu told investors during the company's first-quarter earnings call.

Lumos CEO: We expect our backhaul revenue stream to be TDM-free in 2016

Lumos Networks says that as it moves forward with its fiber-to-the-cell (FTTC) initiative, it expects that legacy TDM-based T-1 revenue will fade out of its wholesale wireless backhaul revenue at some point in 2016.

Cogent asks regulators to place Internet traffic conditions on AT&T/DirecTV tie-up

Cogent Communications has asked federal regulators to reject AT&T's pending acquisition of DirecTV if it does not put restrictions on the new company to ensure it does not charge large fees for exchanging Web traffic.

North America to contribute 46% in home automation revenue by 2020, says ABI Research

Smart home automation systems may still be a nascent market segment, but according to ABI Research, it is going to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 21 percent between 2015 and 2020.

Comcast, Cox Gbps expansions further disrupt the broadband status quo

Comcast and Cox Communications are enhancing their Gbps broadband reach with plans to bring their services to multiple markets in the Midwest, Southeast and West. In doing so, they will increasingly do battle with traditional telcos like AT&T and CenturyLink, which are selectively moving into the fiber broadband game.

Frontier's McCarthy: We'll migrate more broadband customers to speeds above 6 Mbps

Frontier Communications sees a large opportunity to drive more of its residential broadband users--the majority of which are still on a low-speed 6 Mbps connection--to the higher speeds that it's making available across its network footprint.

CenturyLink to bring 1 Gbps broadband to 700,000 homes by end of year

CenturyLink has set an aggressive goal with its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) initiative, signaling that it plans to reach 700,000 residential homes with the service by the end of the year.