CONCORD,CT Communications, a regional telephone company based in Concord, said Wednesday that it will invest some $9 million to expand broadband services.

The plan, which should be implemented by the end of 2005, calls for expanded capabilities beyond DSL (digital subscriber line) services as well as cable modems. Some 40,000 customers will have access to the faster services by the end of this year, CT said.

“Today’s announcement is further evidence of our commitment to providing customers the highest quality voice and data services available,” said Matthew Dowd, senior vice president for business operations, in a statement. “Our investments in technology and our continued focus on customer service demonstrate how we allow customers to ‘Choose more’ with CTC.”

Customers will be able to purchase the new broadband services in the
upcoming months, with a projected total service availability covering
approximately 40,000 households by the end of 2004.