Author Archives: cmccollum

Are you getting enough sleep?

Are you getting enough sleep?

Some think sleep is a waste of time, including inventor Thomas Edison, whose light bulb has helped many of us burn the midnight oil. But in reality, sleep is incredibly important. We shouldn’t be giving sleep the short shrift, said Stephanie Jones, PhD., assistant director of the Wisconsin Institute for Sleep.  “There’s no way to… Continue Reading

High Desert Chamber: Valentine’s Day concert

High Desert Chamber: Valentine’s Day concert

High Desert Chamber Music is one of more than 40 nonprofits that BendBroadband provides free or reduced internet and video services.  High Desert Chamber Music is in the midst of its 11th season. Founder and executive director Isabelle LaForet Senger said the mission of High Desert Chamber Music is to bring world-class chamber music and… Continue Reading

Your channels are back up

Great news! TDS/BendBroadband has reached a new multiyear agreement with Nexstar Media Group to bring their channels back to our lineup. We know you’ve felt caught in the middle and we appreciate you sticking by us. We received hundreds of responses to our request for feedback. We also read all your blog and social media… Continue Reading

How to watch the Super Bowl for free

Due to a contract dispute, Nexstar Media Group is preventing TDS Telecom (TDS®)/BendBroadband from broadcasting KOIN, which broadcasts CBS. “CBS is broadcasting Super Bowl LIII® and we don’t want our customers to miss out on the big game,” says Jim Butman, president and CEO of TDS Telecom. This dispute impacts customers in Madras, Crooked River… Continue Reading

Nexstar and BendBroadband remain at an impasse

TDS President and CEO provides third update for customers Some network channels remain dark for more than 50,000 TDS Telecom (TDS®) customers in eight states. Nexstar Media Group, which operates 174 stations reaching 38% of all U.S. households, is preventing TDS/BendBroadband from broadcasting channels such as the CBS station of KOIN in Central Oregon. This… Continue Reading