Author Archives: Ben Salmon

Check out our new BendBroadband commercial

Check out our new BendBroadband commercial

BendBroadband is proud to unveil High-Performance Internet, the latest in its long-running series of distinctive TV commercials. The 30-second spot features 12-year-old fiddler CJ Neary, who lives in Bend.

Already an award-winning player, Neary is developing into an adventurous artist as well. He is adept at many styles of music, and he’s a skilled improviser, but recently he has begun exploring the intersections between seemingly disparate styles. He pairs an elegant melody with a hip-hop beat, an upbeat solo with a mellow Latin jazz rhythm, and so on.

At BendBroadband, we’re inspired by CJ’s uncommon combination of skill, hard work and vision – the same qualities our 300 local employees use to develop BendBroadband’s high-speed Internet service and the technology that makes it possible. Recently, the company – which is owned by TDS Telecom in Madison, Wisconsin — increased its top available Internet speed to up to 600 Mbps in an effort to stay ahead of the growing population and demand for Internet in Central Oregon.

High-Performance Internet was conceived and written by BendBroadband’s in-house creative team, then shot and produced by Bend-based filmmaker Trevor McCreery. We’ll have a behind-the-scenes look at the commercial shoot here on the blog soon, so be sure to check back for that.

In the coming months, an array of billboards, emails, digital ads, print ads and other tactics will appear throughout the region, all reflecting the message and visual feel of High-Performance Internet. The new campaign builds on a series of BendBroadband commercials focused on interesting and inspirational Central Oregonians, including a group of female mountain bikers, Sisters quilter June Jaeger, Bend ultra-runner Max King, Sisters chainsaw artist Skip Armstrong and Bend musician Jared Nelson Smith of the band Wilderness.

You can watch the new commercial on BendBroadband’s YouTube channel, or learn more about the campaign and BendBroadband Internet here.

LAFF TV dropped from channel lineup

Effective today, the LAFF network will no longer be available to BendBroadband customers on channels 70 (standard definition) and 670 (HD) in the Preferred package. LAFF TV specializes in comedy programming, airing a mix of feature films and sitcoms. You can still watch their web series videos, such as “Big City,” “Cuddling with Carlin” and… Continue Reading

PBS KIDS launched, OPB Plus on the move

Kids and parents of kids, 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… Continue Reading

Resolve to save money on Showtime

It’s a new year, which means you probably have new goals. Eat better. Exercise more. Spend less. Here’s another one to add to your list: Get a tremendous deal on Showtime®! For a limited time, you can add Showtime’s array of blockbuster movies, critically acclaimed original series and award-winning sports coverage to your BendBroadband® channel lineup… Continue Reading

Resolve to save money on Showtime

Introducing: Cutting Edge Internet

Today, BendBroadband is proud to unveil Cutting Edge Internet, a multifaceted promotional campaign that focuses on the speed and power of our Ultra 50, Ultra 100 and Ultra 300 Internet packages, as well as the company’s deep roots in Central Oregon. In the coming weeks and months, you’ll see billboards, emails, digital ads, print ads and other tactics around… Continue Reading

Introducing: Cutting Edge Internet