Author Archives: Mike Wanta

BendBroadband launches Hacker Alert

BendBroadband, a TDS company, announces a new tool for added internet security Bend, Ore. (June 4, 2020) – BendBroadband® has launched a new security tool that resides on the network, analyzing internet traffic for security threats that anti-virus software may miss. Hacker Alert provides an additional layer of protection for customers’ home network by identifying… Continue Reading

Father’s Day gift ideas

Father’s Day is right around the corner. With the impact of COVID-19, you may have to get creative when it comes to gift ideas. Here are some solid gifts to celebrate Father’s Day! Clcker Universal Phone Stand Grip This works great for FaceTiming loved ones and watching videos Life is Good T-Shirts Life is Good… Continue Reading

Distance yourself from eye strain

Many of us are no strangers to staring at screens for hours on end at work. Having your work space be at home may only be increasing this amount of time—after all, it’s harder to get away and, with COVID-19, many of us are turning to recreational screen time to pass the time while social distancing.… Continue Reading

BendBroadband introduces TDS TV+

BendBroadband introduces TDS TV+

There’s more to TV than ever before. More ways to watch. More favorites to discover. More places to go. BendBroadband® is excited to introduce TDS TV®+, its newest TV service, built for today’s want-it-all watcher. Powered by TiVo®, TDS TV+ brings more of what you crave, from live TV to streaming apps like Netflix*, together… Continue Reading

FTC: Fighting Coronavirus

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the FTC has released dozens of warning letters against people trying to make an illegal buck off the Coronavirus. More than a month in, it seems like a good time to look back at what’s happened. If you follow this blog, you’ll know these have been busy weeks… Continue Reading

More than 20 free previews still available

Attention BendBroadband customers, enjoy several free trials now. With everyone spending more time at home, BendBroadband has been working with our programmers to get our customers  some free previews!  If you don’t already have these channels listed below as part of your programming package, you do now—but only for a limited time. Enjoy! Free Preview… Continue Reading

Get better Wi-Fi coverage with Wi-Fi+

Get better Wi-Fi coverage with Wi-Fi+

With millions of people sheltering in their homes and limiting in-person social interaction, reliable internet and Wi-Fi connections have become more important than ever. The new TDS Wi-Fi+ service, available to most residential internet customers, provides a strong Wi-Fi signal on all connected devices. Using mesh network technology from eero, TDS Wi-Fi+ minimizes dead zones,… Continue Reading

TDS TV+ officially launching in Bend

BendBroadband, a TDS company, announces an exciting new choice for TV Bend, Ore. (April 29, 2020) – BendBroadband is bringing a new, state-of-the-art video service to residents in Bend. TDS TV+ is a cloud-based video service that combines customers’ live TV, including local broadcast channels, regional sports content, and national cable channels, with streaming services,… Continue Reading

Earth Day 50: A blessing in disguise?

Due to the impact a 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, had on ecology and wildlife, the late Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson established a national holiday focused exclusively on environmental protection. But for Nelson, the oil spill was the last straw of other environmental issues including smog, acid rain, and polluted rivers driving him to demand action. On this day 50 years ago, Nelson’s efforts finally came… Continue Reading