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Say hello to our new commercial

Say hello to our new commercial

A satisfying online experience starts with fast Internet. And fast Internet starts with BendBroadband.

That’s the message behind our new TV commercial, now airing throughout Central Oregon.

The ad uses a dynamic visual of lights streaking across various landscapes and through city streets to illustrate BendBroadband’s ultra-fast Internet service, available with speeds up to 600Mbps. Watch it on our YouTube channel.

The lights end up in local homes and businesses, where Internet speeds directly affect our day-to-day lives through tablets, phones, computers, watches, TVs and other devices. According to comScore, the average home with Internet in the United States now has 8.5 devices connected to the Internet.

Much like traffic on a highway, multiple users and devices connected at once can create congestion and impact your online experience. Some of the biggest bandwidth hogs include streaming HD and 4K video, gaming, video chatting and uploading/downloading large files. Without enough bandwidth, videos buffer, games lag and chats get choppy.

That’s why BendBroadband has raised the bar for high-speed Internet in Central Oregon. We’ve increased our starting Internet speed to 100Mbps, and our top speed clocks in at 600Mbps.

We’re faster than ever before, and that’s not only a reflection of our commitment to providing top-notch service, it’s also evidence of our continuing commitment to Central Oregon. We’ve been here since 1955. We employ nearly 300 local people. We support dozens of local organizations and events. And we’re proud of it!

We’re proud of this new commercial, too, so here it is one more time:

In the coming months, an array of billboards, print ads and other media will appear throughout the region, all echoing the visual feel of the spot and the message that, in Central Oregon, fast Internet starts here at BendBroadband. Learn more about our Internet service here.

Nexstar Channel Negotiation Update

BendBroadband is taking a stand against Nexstar Media Group. We’ve said no to their demand for an unreasonable rate increase. As a result: we are currently not allowed to air programming on Nexstar-owned TV channels. We apologize that you’re in the middle of our contract dispute. We know it’s an inconvenience for you. However, we are… Continue Reading

Top 10 FAQs about Nexstar dispute

Top 10 FAQs about Nexstar dispute

Thanks for supporting BendBroadband® while we take a stand against Nexstar Media Group. We said no to Nexstar’s request for an unreasonable rate increase. As a result, our contract to carry their channels in Prineville, Madras, Metolious, Culver, and Crooked River Ranch expired and we were forced to take channels down. Here we have answered… Continue Reading

Hat trick scored with NHL Network

Hat trick scored with NHL Network

BendBroadband has now launched the NHL Network on channel 45 (SD) and 645 (HD) its Preferred package. The NHL Network is the most requested channel by customers, which shows hockey is by far the coolest sport in the world. Four out of five dentists recommend hockey and now so does BendBroadband. Each season, the NHL… Continue Reading

Madras, Prineville area: KOIN has gone dark, negotiations will continue

BendBroadband® has reached an impasse in contract negotiations with Nexstar Broadcasting Inc.  Despite our best efforts—and against our wishes– the following channels are not currently available in the BendBroadband lineup for  Crooked River Ranch, Madras, Prineville, Metolious and Culver: KOIN (CBS, Decades, getTV) BendBroadband will continue to negotiate We have given Nexstar our best offer—one… Continue Reading

ACA Condemns Nexstar Signal Blackouts

PITTSBURGH, January 2, 2019 – American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement regarding TV station blackouts initiated against ACA members, including BendBroadband, in 16 markets by Nexstar Media Group on New Year’s Day: “On New Year’s Day, TV station owner Nexstar Media Group pulled signals from several small cable… Continue Reading

Extreme contract demands could leave viewers in the dark

Though TDS has never gone dark with any major network, Nexstar Broadcasting Inc., (Nexstar), may refuse to allow BendBroadband/TDS to retransmit some local stations. Despite TDS’ best efforts at keeping these stations on, BendBroadband customers in the Madras, Crooked River Ranch and Prineville areas may find that KOIN (CBS, Decades and getTV) could no longer… Continue Reading

HSCO Thrift Store: Great deals, cause

HSCO Thrift Store: Great deals, cause

Humane Society of Central Oregon Thrift Store is one of more than 40 nonprofits that BendBroadband provides free or reduced internet and video services. During our December Month of Giving campaign, BendBroadband is featuring local nonprofits on our website, and social media sites. We hope you enjoy learning more about these wonderful organizations that make Central… Continue Reading

Preparing children for school

Preparing children for school

Healthy Beginnings is one of more than 40 nonprofits that BendBroadband provides free or reduced internet and video services. During our December Month of Giving campaign, BendBroadband is featuring local nonprofits on our website, and social media sites. We hope you enjoy learning more about these wonderful organizations that make Central Oregon a better place.… Continue Reading