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FREE 10-day STARZ preview kicks off Nov. 8

FREE 10-day STARZ preview kicks off Nov. 8

A FREE preview of the Starz channel kicks off Nov. 8 and runs through Nov. 18. With series like Outlander and Black Sails, Starz is the place to find epic historical dramas and so much more. New to Starz this month and premiering on Nov. 10 is Dublin Murders. Detective Rob Reilly (played by Killian… Continue Reading

Safety first is philosophy in training field service techs

The old saying, “Safety doesn’t happen by accident” certainly holds true for BendBroadband’ field service technicians (FSTs). Newly-hired technicians spend their early days with the company learning the ropes—figuratively and literally. Mike Shinee—senior safety administrator at TDS—has built BendBroadband/TDS’ Field Service safety program from the ground up. With 27 years of service in public safety… Continue Reading

Attention BBB customers: Email scam

We have reports of an email scam being sent to BendBroadband customers. Please be aware that an email from: is a scam account. DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS in the email and do not give out your username and password, Social Security Number or credit card information. Simply delete this email. Thank you… Continue Reading

Meet Juan Garcia: Volunteer of the Quarter

Meet Juan Garcia: Volunteer of the Quarter

Technician? Construction worker?  Adviser? Friend?  Father?  It’s hard to put this year’s most recent Volunteer of the Quarter, Juan Garcia, into one of these boxes. A system maintenance technician for BendBroadband the past 13 years, Juan has various roles outside of work and in the Madras, Oregon area—and they are seemingly endless. First and foremost,… Continue Reading

Best horror films on SHOWTIME

Happy Halloween!! Add SHOWTIME’s array of horror films to your BendBroadband lineup for just $10.99 a month. Order today by calling 1-541-668-6246. The sale price is good for a full year. Check out these movies on Showtime that received a 80% or higher on the Tomatometer. Evil Dead 2 (98%) Evil Dead 2’s increased special… Continue Reading

Sun outages expected Oct. 4-13

Dear BendBroadband customers, Each spring and fall, TV service for TDS customers experience a technical phenomenon called “sun outages.” This fall, the solar satellite interference are expected from Oct. 4-13. Solar interference happens when the sun’s path across the sky gets lower each day. During the spring and fall for about two weeks, the sun… Continue Reading