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

COMPTEL, Sprint, XO, others urge FCC to "competify" the broadband industry

A group of industry trade organizations and service providers, including COMPTEL, Sprint, XO and BT, have launched a campaign to encourage the FCC to drive further competition in the broadband market.

BT's employees-only IPv6 trial catches some customers' attention

BT has begun trialing IPv6 addressing with a group of its employees, setting a foundation to conduct a larger scale customer trial. But a number of customers are seeing an IPv6 address alongside the current IPv4 address that's being assigned to their connections.

Comcast introduces $159 promotional rate for 2 Gbps service

Comcast has finally revealed promotional pricing for Gigabit Pro 2 Gbps in a number of its Central Division markets, where it will offer the service for $159 a month to customers who sign a three-year contract.

Google, Sprint, Microsoft see potential in aggregated Wi-Fi, but initial revenues aren't impressive

Sprint, Google, Time Warner Cable and Huawei have developed plans to deploy Wi-Fi to achieve specific goals for their companies. For Sprint and TWC, the mission is to expand and improve coverage. Huawei wants to sell more handsets, while Google and Microsoft are interested in making their digital services more accessible to a larger audience.

FCC proposes extending copper retirement, sets IP transition protections for consumers, businesses

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has set forth an agenda that the commission plans to discuss at its August 6 open meeting designed to protect both businesses and consumers as ILECs migrate more of their networks from copper to fiber and to IP.

Windstream says SMBs will be hurt if AT&T raises special access prices in IP transition

Windstream has told the FCC that AT&T's IP transition will hurt small and medium businesses if large telco providers are allowed to raise rates for last mile network services.

Report: Verizon threatens to cut off copper POTS customers unwilling to switch to fiber

Verizon may be keen on migrating more customers off its aging copper network onto fiber, but that transition is creating new battle for some customers that still want to retain a copper-based POTS line.

IHS: More service providers are carving out IMS, NFV path

IMS and network functions virtualization (NFV) may be the hottest buzzwords in the telecom industry today, but a new IHS report revealed that only 8 percent of service providers it surveyed currently run these technologies in their networks.

CenturyLink, CWA establish tentative agreement covering North Florida workers

CenturyLink has overcome a hurdle in its labor negotiations with union workers by establishing a tentative agreement with workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in its Northern and Central Florida regions.

Suddenlink lights up 1 Gbps service in 4 markets

Cable MSO Suddenlink has begun offering its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service to customers in its 16-state footprint that includes Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.