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BendBroadband Signs Contract with Viacom

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Hot Topics, TV Programs | 0 comments

Last week, The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) reached an agreement with Viacom, the parent company of MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, TV Land and other networks. Good news if you enjoy these channels: BendBroadband has signed the NCTC/ Viacom contract and we will continue to offer the Viacom channels to our customers. During the negotiation process, we heard from many customers who were concerned that their prices might rise if we yielded to Viacom’s rate increase demands. While the costs for the channels have increased, BendBroadband will keep cable TV prices the...

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Broadcast TV Not So Free After All

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Featured, Hot Topics, On the Tube, Technology, TV Programs | 0 comments

Broadcast TV Not So Free After All

In a recent column in the Bend Bulletin, Bob Singer, the general manager of KTVZ, wrote that the “retransmission consent” fees his station charges cable and satellite providers enable his station to provide “free” local programming and news.  Broadcast TV is in fact not “free” for the 90% of Americans who rely on cable and satellite services to watch their favorite shows.  Broadcast TV costs these consumers billions of dollars per year.  And these costs are increasing rapidly, at a rate far beyond inflation.  Over the next five years, local TV broadcasters...

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C-SPAN to Reveal Bend History & Highlight Authors

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in Community, Giving, Hot Topics, Press Release | Comments Off

C-SPAN to Reveal Bend History & Highlight Authors

Bend to be in National Spotlight C-SPAN to reveal Bend history and highlight authors during week-long visit WHAT: City Manager Eric King, the Deschutes County Historical Society and BendBroadband will welcome C-SPAN to Bend on Monday, March 3 at the Tower Theatre as they kick off a visit to record and feature the city’s history and literary life. At Monday’s event, C-SPAN representatives will reveal the stories and segments that will be explored by the national network during their week-long stay. During their time in Bend, C-SPAN representatives will also conduct community and...

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Fox Network Changes Occurring March 1, 2014

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Hot Topics | 6 comments

To comply with our contractual arrangements with Fox Networks, the following Fox network changes will occur on March 1st: Fox Sports 2: Fox Sports 2, channels 34 and 634 HD, will be removed from the Bronze sport tier and added to the Preferred package. Essentials customers who subscribe to Bronze Sports will lose Fox Sports 2.  We recommend these customers upgrade to the Preferred Package to retain Fox Sports 2. FXM Channel: FXM channel #104 will be removed from the Bronze Movie tier and added to the Preferred package. Essentials customers who subscribe to Bronze Movies will lose FXM.  We...

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2014 Video Price Increase

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Hot Topics | Comments Off

Why the Price Increase? Each year we negotiate with several television networks to provide the best value in TV programming. We participate with other cable companies in a co-op buying group to amplify our buying power and get the best prices we can. Despite the determined efforts of all video service providers, programmers and TV networks have once again imposed substantial fee increases on all cable and satellite providers. DirecTV, Dish, and nearly every cable operator in the nation will reluctantly raise prices for business and residential customers this year. BendBroadband is not...

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2014 Internet Price & Usage Increase FAQs

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Hot Topics, Uncategorized | 17 comments

If you would like more insight into our 2014 High Speed Internet packages, read the FAQs below.  Please contact us  if you have any questions or concerns. Q: Why are you changing the Internet packages now? A: Customers have let us know that they want more bandwidth usage options. Online video streaming and gaming is more popular than ever, and as a result, our customers are using more data than ever. The 2014 packages provide more bandwidth usage options than the previous packages. Q: What’s the rate increase for these new Internet packages? A: The monthly price for Internet packages...

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