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 Follow @FierceTelecom on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.

Articles by Sean Buckley

Service providers turn to distributed generation to reduce power costs, increase reliability

Service providers may be aggressively expanding their coverage, but that expansion comes with a price: an increase in electricity costs and consumption.

Windstream's $250M Project Excel accelerates 100 Mbps, VDSL2 broadband push

With the sale of its data center business in motion, Windstream plans to dedicate $250 million to enhance its last mile network by installing VDSL2 network equipment to support up to 100 Mbps in more of its rural markets.

CenturyLink drops 37K broadband customers as it tightens credit policies

CenturyLink's efforts to tighten the credit and collection policy on its broadband subscriber base may eventually enable it to reduce churn, but in the near-term it resulted in the telco losing about 37,000 customers.

Tracking the impact social media has on OTT services

Social media continues to play a role in the way consumers interact with their over-the-top video services and the overall entertainment industry.

Twenty six Colorado cities, 17 counties lift 10-year ban on municipal broadband investment

The municipal broadband movement got a boost in Colorado as residents in five cities and two counties voted to overturn a law that limited local communities from building a broadband business even in areas where incumbent telcos and cable operators have refused to upgrade facilities.

Cincinnati Bell passes additional 25,800 homes with Fioptics service, sees increased cord cutting

Cincinnati Bell is making continued inroads with its Fioptics service, passing an additional 25,800 units with the service during the third-quarter. The service is now available to 408,000 addresses within greater Cincinnati.

Frontier lures small businesses away from cable with broadband price lock-in

Frontier is giving its small to medium business customers the option to lock in their broadband price with its "Price for Life" promotion whereby the price of business customers' Internet and phone services will never go up as long as they remain with the telco.

FairPoint's Ethernet, IP services growth offset voice declines, hints at M&A possibilities

FairPoint is seeing its investment in Ethernet services continue to become a key revenue driver to offset ongoing voice service and legacy data services declines, a trend that continued into the third quarter.

EarthLink's Alterman: It's important to protect our lit fiber business

EarthLink is seeing growing interest from a host of carriers and enterprises for its transport services, including dark fiber, but it does not want to enable one of its service provider competitors either.

Colorado communities band together to eliminate municipal broadband restrictions

A group of 26 Colorado communities, including 17 counties, will vote on an initiative to overturn a 10-year old law that restricts local municipalities from building their own broadband networks.