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TV channel blackouts are happening more and more

TV channel blackouts are happening more and more

In 2010, there were eight instances when channels were taken off the air because of an impasse between broadcasters and cable, and video operators. In 2019, the number of channel blackouts grew to 281. Why are these channel blackouts on the rise? A flattening of TV ad dollars, rising production costs, and the recent flurry… Continue Reading

NCAA tourney kicks off March 15 with Selection Sunday

The March Madness journey kicks off each year with Selection Sunday. This year the NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball tournament gets into gear on TBS on March 15 at 6 p.m. (EST). Throughout the 68-team, single-elimination tournament, there’s the excitement of those unexpected winners, and the agony of going home earlier than planned. The NCAA tournament… Continue Reading

CES 2020: 7 new products to enhance the home

CES 2020: 7 new products to enhance the home

From 8K televisions, to refrigerators that recommend recipes that fit your dietary needs to a bevy of home conveniences, CES 2020 provided some fun and always innovative products during its four-day show in Las Vegas. Held each year in early January, here are some highlights from CES 2020 that can enhance the home, entertainment, and… Continue Reading

BendBroadband: Lightning fast 1Gig is here now

BendBroadband: Lightning fast 1Gig is here now

BendBroadband has the speed you need. Whether you’re at work or living life at home, 1Gig means smoother streaming and a more enjoyable online experience for you. The millions of dollars that BendBroadband put into network investments, means now is the perfect time for our customers to check out our faster speeds. The average consumer… Continue Reading

The latest tech trends at CES 2020

The latest tech trends at CES 2020

From artificial intelligence, to 5G, health and wellness, vehicle technology, to robotics, the CES® 2020 in Las Vegas is where the next generation of innovations will be introduced to the marketplace.  It’s the world’s largest and most influential tech event. Whether you’re an innovative startup or an established global brand, CES Las Vegas is the… Continue Reading

BendBroadband gives back in Central Oregon

BendBroadband gives back in Central Oregon

Every year, BendBroadband employees reach out to help those less fortunate. Whether it’s sponsoring local events or promoting local charities, BendBroadband employees can be found volunteering in the communities we serve. “Our communities are at the center of our businesses and it is our responsibility as a good corporation citizen to give back to the… Continue Reading

FCC approves proposal to change Suicide Hotline to 3-digit code

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) unanimously approved a proposal to change the National Suicide Prevention Hotline from a 10-digit 800 number (1-800-273-8255) to a three-digit number 9-8-8. The proposal to assign 988 is now open for public comment, and soon the rulemaking process will begin. The proposal could be implemented in 18 months. Recognizing the… Continue Reading

Go Big – Shop Small Business Saturday

Go Big – Shop Small Business Saturday

Whether you’ve spent hours in line on Thanksgiving night – or you avoid holiday shopping like the plague – you’ve certainly heard of Black Friday. Every year, countless news stories, TV advertisements, and newspaper inserts find their way into your home, touting the deep discounts at major retailers. More recently, the creation of Cyber Monday… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving side dishes

Thanksgiving side dishes

Need to bring a side dish to Thanksgiving this year? The Food Network has developed 100+ Classic Thanksgiving Side Dish recipes. From mashed potatoes to green bean casserole to roasted vegetables, here are some options. Don’t be surprised if you’re asked for the recipe. Enjoy!! Dump-and-Bake Corn Casserole This Thanksgiving side dish couldn’t be easier.… Continue Reading