Crestview Cable officially becomes BendBroadband

Crestview Cable Communications has changed its name and is now officially BendBroadband.

On Nov. 1, 2017, TDS Broadband Service LLC, a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., and operated by TDS Telecom (TDS®) announced it completed the acquisition of Crestview Cable Communications (Crestview) in central Oregon. The sale includes service areas totaling more than 21,000 homes passed in six communities.

In the last eight months since the acquisition, TDS has been busy and has invested more $20 million in network upgrades during that time. Upgrades include cable replacements, building upgrades, noise mitigation efforts, and more.

“There’s still additional upgrade work to do, but these improvements to the network have already improved our customer’s experience,” said Jim Butman, president and CEO of TDS Telecom. “TDS plans to expand fiber-to-the-home in the La Pine area and modernize video products in our services areas of Madras, Prineville, Metolius, Crooked River Ranch, Culver, Oregon. For nearly 50 years, TDS has been providing outstanding technology, and we’re committed to continuing to do so in the future.”

Customers should now notice monthly bills coming from BendBroadband. Office signs and company vehicles have or are in the process of being updated with the BendBroadband name. In the next few months, the web site will reflect the name change too.

“Crestview is now part of the TDS family of companies and we welcome them,” said Butman. “We are confident that our customers have and will continue to see the benefits of this transaction.”

BendBroadband, a TDS company since 2014, and Crestview have a long history of improving communications services in central Oregon. Crestview was founded in Madras, Oregon in 1955.

To learn more about BendBroadband, visit bendbroadband.com.

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For more information, contact Cheryl McCollum, Associate Manager-Communications / TDS / 608-664-2388 / 608-658-8158 (cell) / cheryl.mccollum@tdstelecom.com

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) is the seventh largest local exchange telephone company in the U.S. with 1.2 million connections to high-speed internet, phone, and TV entertainment services in nearly 900 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities. TDS, a growing force in the cable industry, operates BendBroadband, which is part of TDS Broadband Service LLC. For residential customers, TDS deploys up to 1Gig internet access, IPTV service (TDS TV), cable TV options, and traditional wireline services. For businesses, TDS offers advanced communications 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.

TDS Telecom, Headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs more than 2,800 people and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. In 2018, TDS was recognized in Forbes list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity. The TDS family of companies, which includes TDS Telecom, is listed at 190 out of 250 top employers in the U.S.

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 more than six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, 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.

 

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