Monthly Archives: October 2015

Meet SuperEli!

Meet SuperEli!

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As we’ve mentioned before, BendBroadband’s new promotional campaign, Gather Around, came to life with the help of about 30 local folks, none of whom are professional actors.

Confession: That’s not quite accurate. It wasn’t just 30 local folks who took part in our production.

It was 30 local folks and one local superhero.

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Amelia Rabelhofer, who helped organize the Gather Around commercial shoot, takes advantage of a break in filming to snag a selfie with SuperEli.

Meet SuperEli, a 6-year-old Central Oregonian whose super power seems to be his ability to endure a long video/photo shoot using only his boundless energy and awesome attitude. In our Gather Around commercial, you’ll see SuperEli flying through the air with the greatest of ease (and a boost from his dad) right at the beginning. (You can hear just how much fun SuperEli had in this bonus footage.)

SuperEli’s real name is Elijah, and his dad is Aaron Wells, a patrol sergeant with the Redmond Police Department. He’s also a coach of Eli’s baseball team; Eli would like to be a baseball player when he grows up, and his favorite position is first base. He’s also a fan of “anything Beavers,” most likely because Dad played football at Oregon State in the late 1990s.

Of course, baseball and the Beavers is just what Eli’s into when he’s not busy “using super-strength to fight bad guys” as SuperEli says. During his commercial shoot for BendBroadband, SuperEli had to wear two different cape/mask combos: one orange and one blue. In blue, he said his super power is making water. In orange? He “shoots out beavers.”

He shoots out beavers! How cool is that??

The Gather Around campaign is all about our interaction with TV and the impact it has on our lives — as inspiration, as entertainment, as a tool for education and for bringing people together. SuperEli is himself inspired by his two favorite superheroes: Spider-Man and Wolverine. We think his dad, Aaron, is an inspiration, too, because of his service to our community.

SuperEli and his dad, Aaron Wells.
SuperEli and his dad, Aaron Wells.
Learn more about your new email inbox

Learn more about your new email inbox

If you send and/or receive email using a bendbroadband.com, bendcable.com or chamberscable.com email address, you’ve now had about a month to explore your new BendBroadband email service. For some customers, that probably means you’ve learned how to compose and send messages, check your email and other basic functions. And some of you have no doubt… Continue Reading

Movies on Demand for October 2015

Movies on Demand for October 2015

This month’s selection of Movies on Demand includes the two top-grossing films of 2015 so far: Jurassic World and Avengers: Age of Ultron. As always, on-demand movies are available in HD any time of day or night from BendBroadband. Here’s the best of what’s new in October! JURASSIC WORLD Now showing. Rated PG-13. © 2015 Universal… Continue Reading

Move your emails, contacts before Nov. 24

Move your emails, contacts before Nov. 24

Almost four weeks have passed since our big email upgrade, during which we moved more than 43,000 bendbroadband.com, bendcable.com and chamberscable.com email accounts to a new and improved email system. There were some unexpected bumps in the road, but overall, the project was successful and without major incident. Now, it’s time to make sure everyone’s got what they… Continue Reading

Free HBO and Cinemax preview this weekend

Awesome news: Today begins a FREE four-day preview of HBO and Cinemax. With the weather turning cooler, now’s the perfect time to curl up on the couch and catch blockbuster and award-winning films, a great comedy special, or even start a new critically-acclaimed series. The tricky part will be watching it all — HBO has nine… Continue Reading

Introducing: Gather Around

Last week, BendBroadband rolled out Gather Around, a promotional campaign focused on the emotional impact of TV and the television’s modern status as the “digital campfire” in our homes. In the coming weeks and months, Central Oregon will be flooded with a variety of tactics that reflect Gather Around’s message and visual aesthetic, including billboards,… Continue Reading

Introducing: Gather Around

Connecting school kids to the Internet

Students in Bend-La Pine Schools are given iPads once they reach third grade, which is great for learning, but can create a predicament for families with income barriers. For many families, working with a tight budget means cutting out the “extras” from routine expenses. That can often mean nixing Internet service. But with technology advancing… Continue Reading

Connecting school kids to the Internet
Better Email is Here

Better Email is Here

[Nov. 11 update]: We’re delighted to report that during the first six weeks on the new platform, we’ve achieved 100-percent uptime and there have been no performance issues. We’ve continued to work with customers who need assistance with the transition, and our 24/7 Tech Support team reports a steady decrease in email-related calls since the beginning… Continue Reading