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

Improved submarine cable reporting rules proposed, setting stage for provider accountability

The FCC voted to approve new rules that would require submarine cable operators to report outages to the regulator, an initiative that could hold operators more accountable.

Cincinnati Bell capitalizes on enterprise, wireless operator dark fiber interest

Cincinnati Bell has broken ranks with the large telcos in the dark fiber race, offering the service on a case-by-case basis to a growing group of enterprise and wireless operator customers.

GCI launches 1 Gbps service to Anchorage consumers, businesses

Alaskan cable operator GCI has begun offering its 1 Gbps service, 1 GIG red to consumers and businesses in Anchorage with plans to scale it across all of its territory by the end of the year.

Verizon's McAdam: We have no near-term plans to sell the wireline business

Verizon's chief says that despite emerging rumors about the company's future, the telco has no intention of divesting any more of its wireline assets.

Altice builds U.S. business services foothold with $17.7B Cablevision acquisition

Altice has reached an agreement to acquire Cablevision for $17.7 billion, a deal that would give the service provider a larger presence in the business services market via the MSO's Lightpath division.

Frontier's Jureller: We can improve Verizon's broadband service without large investments

Frontier Communications says that as it moves to complete the integration of the Verizon assets it is buying in California, Florida and Texas, the service provider won't need to make a large capital investment in the networks to deliver higher DSL-based speeds.

Data center server shipments dip in Q2 2015, says analyst firm

While server shipments to cloud data centers dropped in the second quarter of 2015, a new Dell'Oro Group report revealed that overall servers are still a dominant part of the market. The research firm said that server market unit shipments recorded a tenth consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth.

Pai says FCC needs to solve the rural standalone broadband problem by 2016

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai says that in order to enable rural telcos to deliver a compelling broadband-only option to consumers and businesses, the regulator needs to make changes to the USF rules regarding financial assistance to build networks that support these services.

iRis, NGN Interconnect to provide 100G connectivity between Tennessee, North Georgia

iRis Networks and NGN have established a new fiber Ethernet interconnection agreement that will enhance the reach of their networks while broadening broadband availability between Nashville, Knoxville and Cleveland, Tenn., and Atlanta and North Georgia.

Frontier entices new broadband subscribers with 1 year free Amazon Prime offer

Frontier is offering one year of free membership to Amazon Prime as a way to lure new broadband subscribers into its fold.