BendBroadband launches Hacker Alert

BendBroadband, a TDS company, announces a new tool for added internet security

Bend, Ore. (June 4, 2020) – BendBroadband® has launched a new security tool that resides on the network, analyzing internet traffic for security threats that anti-virus software may miss. Hacker Alert provides an additional layer of protection for customers’ home network by identifying these threats that can lead to identity theft, cybercrime, and more.

“We’re proud to invest in our network to give customers added security for their home networks so they can browse, game, and work securely,” said Julie Maiers, vice president of Marketing and Product Development.

Because the technology is embedded in the BendBroadband network, customers won’t need to install or upgrade their service, and it cannot be disabled by virus or malware infections on devices.

With Hacker Alert, when there is an alert, customers will be notified via email, text (SMS) or through the Hacker Alert portal, depending on their preferences. Customers will then be given step-by-step instructions for fixing the problem to protect their home networks from harm.

The Hacker Alert Portal helps customers manage their notifications and take action on any suspicious activity. One subscription covers all connected devices in the home and is complementary to any Anti-Virus software already in place. Plus, it won’t slow down internet-connected devices.

Customers can add Hacker Alert to their Bendbroadband internet account for $3.95 per month, and no term agreement is required. To order this service, customers can call: 1-541-803-8087 or click here.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mike Wanta | Brand Journalist | TDS | 608-664-1096 |

BendBroadband delivers broadband, fiber connectivity, cable television, and telephone services to commercial and residential customers in central Oregon. Through its Zolo Media division, the company operates KBNZ-TV CBS affiliate, KOHD-TV ABC affiliate, COTV11 and offers multiple video advertising, local advertising and viewing options for Central Oregonians. Visit

BendBroadband, part of TDS Broadband Service LLC, is part of TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom). Combined, the companies employ nearly 2,700 people. Visit

BendBroadband and TDS Telecom are subsidiaries of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,400 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America’s Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit

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