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

AT&T one-ups Charter, Comcast in San Diego, El Paso with 1 Gbps launch

AT&T is keeping its foot on the fiber-to-the-premises pedal to stay ahead of Charter and Comcast, announcing that it has launched 1 Gbps services for residential and business customers in parts of El Paso and San Diego.

AT&T says Ethernet interconnection success depends on understanding partners

AT&T has been working with the MEF to drive consensus on how service providers should interconnect their Ethernet networks, but the initial challenge is understanding what element of Ethernet each carrier partner has.

Lightower's wireless dark fiber sales create new enterprise opportunities, says analyst

As Lightower continues to roll out more fiber to cell sites and small cells, the service provider is creating a foundation to win more business customers in its footprint.

CenturyLink adds Genband's application server to GSA Networx contract

CenturyLink is now offering Genband's application server solutions to federal government customers that purchase services off its GSA Networx contract vehicle portfolio.

DQE Communications launches optical wavelength service line for businesses, carriers

DQE Communications, a Western Pennsylvania-based business provider, is now offering its customers a new wavelength service option.

Windstream tightens up third-party interconnects in bid to streamline costs, expand on-net footprint

Windstream is tightening up its interconnection points, weeding out unnecessary third-party circuits with other carriers to streamline costs and focus on expanding its on-net footprint, a senior executive said.

Arris' Cheevers says set-tops are transitioning, not dead

Arris recognizes that the role of video services continues to change and the company is moving to evolve with those changes.

AT&T, Comcast: Special access market is already competitive

DALLAS -- AT&T and Comcast often don't agree on much, but the telco and cable MSO say that the FCC's proposals on special access could actually hinder a market where there's already plenty of service choices.

Verizon's Silliman: Special access regulation should encourage competition for buyers, sellers

DALLAS -- Verizon took a different path from its ILEC brethren in the special access market segment when it developed a proposal with Incompas have to regulate special access services.

AT&T: 40, 100G demand ramps, sees 400G on the horizon

DALLAS -- AT&T's Ethernet footprint expansion is being complemented with a group of higher speed 40G and 100G speeds that are starting to be adopted by more of the carrier's customer base, whose bandwidth needs are exceeding initial expectations.