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

Commentary: Net neutrality should focus on the Internet peering points, not the last mile

While much of the attention of the net neutrality debates between Netflix and major carriers like Comcast and AT&T have focused on having enough last mile bandwidth to the home, the real problem actually resides in the Internet peering backbone points. Sam Bookman, editor of FierceOnlineVideo, examines this issue in her latest Editor's Corner. Read more

Copper retirement, cable wholesale, international expansion and small cells took center stage at COMPTEL Spring 2014

The COMPTEL Plus Spring 2014 showed itself again to be the flagship event for the competitive service provider industry. According to show organizers, the spring event attracted about 1,700 attendees, 70 percent of which were senior-level executives that were ready to conduct deals with other members of the competitive provider industry.

tw telecom turns attention to Colorado Springs, doubles southern Colorado network reach

tw telecom is putting a new focus on the Colorado Springs market with plans to nearly double its network reach in southern Colorado.

CenturyLink builds $1.7M protected fiber network for DISA

CenturyLink has been tapped by the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to build a fiber network for three Air Force bases in the Colorado Springs area.

Infinera, Fujitsu, Cisco, Ciena see strongest growth, support in optical market, says Infonetics

Infinera may have been a late bloomer in the broader optical hardware market, but according to a new Infonetics scorecard, it has gained high ratings for innovation, reliability, service and support.

Google Fiber begins sign-up process for final four Provo neighborhoods

Google Fiber is encouraging potential customers who reside in the remaining four "fiberhoods" it set up in Provo, Utah, to sign up for service.

Verizon grows California, Massachusetts FiOS footprint to 2.4M homes and businesses

Verizon may have no immediate plans to enter new markets with FiOS, but in existing markets like California and Massachusetts, the service provider extended the service to a total of 2.4 million homes and businesses in 2013.

Verizon leads Consumer Reports satisfaction survey while Comcast plummets

Verizon may still be a relative newcomer in the consumer TV race, but its efforts have paid off as its FiOS came in first in Consumer Reports' overall satisfaction survey, beating out Comcast, which came in 15th out of 17 service providers in the category.  

Lightpath lights up 100G optical transport service

Lightpath is giving its customers that reside in the New York metro area a new speed option by offering a 100G optical transport service (OTS).

CenturyLink to enhance its data center reach in eight markets

CenturyLink will enhance its global data center presence in eight markets this year in response to the growing demand for cloud, colocation and managed services.