CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- John Lunny, senior vice president of network planning and engineering for FairPoint Communications, has been promoted to chief technology officer, leading the company's technology organization. The move furthers FairPoint's focus on providing the latest in advanced communication services by uniting its next-generation, fiber-based network, IT, engineering, provisioning, as well as project management and product development, under Lunny's leadership. "Communication services are rapidly evolving toward greater integration of network, systems and software," said CEO Paul Sunu. "Our new technology group responds to this trend by seamlessly integrating our outstanding network and IT infrastructures under one organization." Lunny has 25 years of network operations, engineering and service delivery experience in the communications industry. He joined FairPoint in 2008 as director of sales engineering and was promoted to vice president of network planning in 2009 and senior vice president of planning and engineering in 2010 before moving into his current position in 2013. Prior to joining FairPoint, he was senior director of service delivery at Comcast Business Services and also spent 13 years at Level 3 Communications in operations where he took on roles of increasing responsibility and became vice president of operations for the northeast region. Lunny also worked in sales engineering and operations at Reliance CommTec / Lorain Power. He began his career in Network Operations for AT&T. About FairPoint Communications, Inc.FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRP) is a leading communications provider of broadband Internet access, local and long-distance phone, television and other high-capacity data services to customers in communities across 17 states. Through its fast, reliable fiber network, FairPoint delivers high-quality data and voice networking communications solutions to residential, business and wholesale customers. FairPoint delivers Internet services through its resilient IP-based network in northern New England. This state-of-the-art fiber network provides carrier Ethernet connections to support the surging bandwidth and performance requirements for cloud-based applications like network storage, disaster recovery, distance learning, medical imaging, video conferencing and CAD/CAM along with traditional voice, VoIP, video and Internet access solutions. Additional information about FairPoint products and services is available at www.FairPoint.com. You can also connect with FairPoint on Twitter ( http://www.twitter.com/fairpoint), Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/myfairpoint) and LinkedIn ( http://www.linkedin.com/company/fairpoint-communications). SOURCE FairPoint Communications, Inc.