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Seattle Mariners kick off season April 1

Fans of the Seattle Mariners can find the bulk their team’s games on ROOT Sports, which BendBroadband customers can find on channel 20 / 620 HD. In addition to airing more than 150 games this season, ROOT Sports is the home to the Mariners’ pregame and postgame shows.

Seattle heads to Colorado on April 1 for their first game of the season. Then on the road to Houston and Los Angeles for their next seven games. Seattle’s home opener is Monday, April 10, with a 2:10 p.m. start time.

HBO/Cinemax Free preview weekend

Check out new episodes of Vice, Animals, The Leftovers, Veep and Real Time with Bill Maher during the free HBO/Cinemax preview weekend April 21-24. High-profile movies that weekend include: Suicide-Squad, X-Men and Independence Day: Resurgence. American-action fantasy film, Warcraft is the Friday Night Guarantee movie on Cinemax that weekend. Continue Reading

Jazz at The Oxford concludes with sellout

It was a completely SOLD OUT season for BendBroadband’s seventh annual Jazz at The Oxford concert series. Between October and March this past winter, The Oxford Hotel and the Bend community welcomed an incredible and diverse lineup of world-class artists over five separate weekends. Performers this season include drummer Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Tuck & Patti, The… Continue Reading

What it takes to be a pole climber

What it takes to be a pole climber

Practice, practice and more practice that’s what it takes to climb a standard 40-foot power pole. But, if you want to be a field service technician for BendBroadband, Timothy Reams, coordinator of Technical Operations Training, says, it’s a task you have to be able to do. Reams, along with a team of three instructors in… Continue Reading

Upgrading the networks in BendBroadband service area

The first of several network upgrades was completed in the BendBroadband service area on March 21. The scheduled upgrade in the communities of Bend, Redmond and Terrebonne improved capacity of the network for 13,000 BendBroadband customers. These upgrades take place during the standard maintenance window of midnight to 6 a.m. It is possible for the… Continue Reading

PBS Kids, TBS, TNT, more channel news

PBS Kids, TBS, TNT, more channel news

Families rejoice: BendBroadband is now carrying the PBS KIDS network on channel 93 in the Limited, Essentials and Preferred packages! This new channel features high-quality PBS KIDS programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including popular shows like “Sesame Street,” “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” “Thomas and Friends,” “Dinosaur Train” and more. Previously, PBS KIDS… Continue Reading

Bend tops list in change score, housing market changes

The landscapes in some communities, especially in the Northwest, have changed dramatically over the last five years. Utilizing data from Zillow and AtoZDatabases, LendingTree looked at cities that have changed the most in recent years. LendingTree examined the cost of home ownership, rent values and changes in foreclosure rates to see where exactly in the… Continue Reading

Meal of the Year; BendBroadband co-sponsor

Meal of the Year;  BendBroadband co-sponsor

BendBroadband is a co-sponsor of the Meal of the Year program and awards a scholarship each year to an COCC student. In 2016, Carlos Vazquez was the recipient of the BendBroadband COCC Foundation Scholarship. When Carlos was awarded the Diversity Education Award, he was described “as one of those rare students who takes the time… Continue Reading

Don’t get caught by phishing scams

It’s called “phishing” because cyber criminals try to lure you into their trap, often using a legitimate-looking emails, hoping you take the bait. Their goal? To trick you into revealing account numbers and payment information. The REAL trick is being alert and knowing what to look for so you don’t fall for this kind of… Continue Reading