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BendBroadband kicks off Month of Giving on Dec. 1

BendBroadband kicks off Month of Giving on Dec. 1

BendBroadband has been part of the Central Oregon community for more than 60 years. And thanks to the community, we’ve been able to grow and thrive.

One of our favorite programs is BendBroadband’s Community Partners Program where we provide nearly 25 nonprofits with free or reduced internet and video services.

Each day during the month of December, BendBroadband will feature one of these organizations on our Facebook and Twitter page in our Month of Giving campaign.

Abilitreelogo“We appreciate the internet support that BendBroadband provides our organization,” said Tim Johnson, executive director of Abilitree, a nonprofit based in Bend that empowers people with disabilities to grow their independence. “BendBroadband’s generous donation helps us communicate with the individuals we serve, our community partners, and our valued donors.  Our heartfelt thanks to BendBroadband for helping us empower people with disabilities to live full and independent lives.”

For the Community Partners Program, selected qualifying organizations receive an annual service grant where BendBroadband provides one complimentary basic High-Speed Internet connection, plus rental modem or one complimentary Video subscription with standard converter box and remote control to the nonprofit location for one calendar year (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31). The deadline for nonprofits to apply for the BendBroadband Community Partnership Program is Dec. 1. Applications can be found at: https://bendbroadband.wufoo.com/forms/community-partnership-application-deadline-dec-1/

“BendBroadband employees love Central Oregon and we want to help them give back to the place they call home,” said Jim Butman, chief operating officer at TDS Telecom (TDS®). “We also encourage all employees to volunteer with our paid time-off volunteer benefit and hope our customers will also support these local organizations to further their missions.”

At BendBroadband we’re proud to support the communities we serve.

BendBroadband has been a TDS company since 2014.

Media Contact: Cheryl McCollum, cheryl.mccollum@tdstelecom.com, 608.664-2388, 608.658-8158 (cell)

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®), a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., is the seventh largest local exchange telephone company in the U.S and a growing force in the cable industry. TDS provides 1.2 million connections to high-speed internet, phone, and TV entertainment services in nearly 900 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities. For residential customers, TDS deploys 1Gig internet access, IPTV service, cable TV options, and traditional wireline services. The company offers businesses advanced solutions, including: VoIP (managedIP Hosted voice), high-speed internet, fiber optics, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit www.tdstelecom.com or www.tdsbusiness.com.

Headquartered in Madison, Wis., TDS Telecom operates OneNeck IT Solutions LLC and BendBroadband, which is part of TDS Broadband Service LLC. Combined, the company employs more than 3,300 people.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company, provides wireless; cable and wireline broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately six million customers nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions, and TDS Broadband Service. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. employs more than 9,900 people. Visit tdsinc.com.

 

 

Crestview Cable Communications now part of BendBroadband, TDS

With the acquisition complete, TDS plans to accelerate broadband with fiber optic investments for both home and business owners. TDS Broadband Service LLC, a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., and operated by TDS Telecom(TDS®) announces it has completed the acquisition of Crestview Cable Communications (Crestview) in central Oregon. The sale includes service areas totaling more than 21,000… Continue Reading

Protect privacy, check social media settings

Protect privacy, check social media settings

According to Pew Research Center, people are lacking confidence in how social media sites protect their personal data. BendBroadband is encouraging customers to review their social media privacy settings following several social media sites recently changing their privacy policies to track user data or make data more visible. “Many customers continually express concern about internet… Continue Reading

BendBroadband features Sisters resident in TV commercial

BendBroadband features Sisters resident in TV commercial

Local internet, TV, and phone services provider BendBroadband has launched another installment of its internet campaign, this time featuring Sisters resident June Jaeger. Building on the company’s promotional series that highlights inspiring Central Oregonians such as Ultra Runner Max King, and chainsaw artist Skip Armstrong, Jaeger will be featured for her quilting. “We admire the artistry,… Continue Reading

BendBroadband sponsoring Sisters Quilt Show, July 8

BendBroadband sponsoring Sisters Quilt Show, July 8

BendBroadband is a proud sponsor of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show™, one of the world’s largest outdoor quilt show and sale. This event brings locals, visitors, business members, sponsors and community supporters together to support the Sisters area through an engaging weekend of fun. Artists from around the world will be at the show on Saturday,… Continue Reading

BendBroadband designates $10,000 to United Way of Deschutes County

BendBroadband designates $10,000 to United Way of Deschutes County

BendBroadband™ donated $10,000 to United Way of Deschutes County. This is in addition to what employees pledged to their local chapters during the annual campaign last fall. “One of our missions is to be good citizens,” said Dave Wittwer, CEO and president of TDS Telecom, which operates BendBroadband. “We encourage employees to volunteer with our… Continue Reading

BendBroadband’s Privacy Policy

BendBroadband is dedicated to providing superior customer satisfaction and are committed to protecting our customer’s privacy.  BendBroadband takes this responsibility seriously as a key component to earning and maintaining our customers’ trust. We do not plan to make any changes to our existing privacy policy. You are welcome to read our policy at https://bendbroadband.com/privacy.asp   Continue Reading