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Internet Safety Event April 29 & 30

Internet Safety Event April 29 & 30

BendBroadband Brings Award-Winning Internet Safety Event to Central Oregon  “Public and Permanent” is coming to Bend on April 29th and to Prineville on April 30th BendBroadband, a regional technology leader, is bringing the award winning internet safety program to Central Oregon: Public and Permanent: Preventing Sexting, Cyber Bullying and Beyond. At two events, one in… Continue Reading

C-SPAN’S Bend Weekend

C-SPAN’S Bend Weekend

If you missed the TV premiere of C-SPAN’S Bend Weekend, you’re in luck! The Tower Theater will be opening its doors to the community for a free viewing of the C-SPAN coverage on Friday, May 23 at 7 p.m. You can also catch up on what you missed by visiting C-SPAN’S website. There you will find… Continue Reading

Broadcast TV Not So Free After All

Broadcast TV Not So Free After All

In a recent column in the Bend Bulletin, Bob Singer, the general manager of KTVZ, wrote that the “retransmission consent” fees his station charges cable and satellite providers enable his station to provide “free” local programming and news.  Broadcast TV is in fact not “free” for the 90% of Americans who rely on cable and… Continue Reading

Tentative Deal Reached with Viacom

The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) has reached a deal with Viacom, the parent company of MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, TV Land and other networks. BendBroadband, along with the other 800 cable companies represented by NCTC, will be evaluating the new agreement over the next week. We are hopeful that we will be… Continue Reading

Viacom Negotiations Update

It was a long Monday night while negotiations continued with Viacom, the parent company of MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, TV Land and other networks. We are pleased that Viacom extended our current agreement to allow the networks to remain on the air until we could complete the negotiation process. Together with the National… Continue Reading

Latest news on the Viacom negotiations

In an effort to keep you up to date and informed, we will continue post to our blog. Here’s the latest: Negotiations continue with Viacom, the parent company of MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, TV Land and other networks. If we do not reach an agreement by this evening, Viacom will require BendBroadband to… Continue Reading

Update on Viacom Negotiations

The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) is negotiating with Viacom on behalf of BendBroadband for continued carriage of channels including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, TV Land and other channels. As of today those negotiations are still underway, but Viacom is asking that BendBroadband and nearly 800 independent cable operators across the country agree to a… Continue Reading

We sold our wireless LTE Spectrum. How does that impact you?

First, the good news: For the vast majority of our customers, BendBroadband’s decision to sell its LTE spectrum doesn’t impact you at all. We will continue to deliver all our services from our cable network including, Internet, Wi-fi, phone, and cable TV.  Additionally, we will continue to serve business customers with our robust fiber network,… Continue Reading

Sun Outages are Back!

Sun Outages are Back!

  We’re not making this up: An astronomical phenomenon called sun outage disrupts cable TV service twice a year. You can expect sun outages Feb. 27-Mar. 7, between 8 a.m and 3 p.m. For those of you who are into astronomy, solar outages occur around the spring and summer equinoxes. At these times, the sun’s… Continue Reading

C-SPAN to Reveal Bend History & Highlight Authors

C-SPAN to Reveal Bend History & Highlight Authors

Bend to be in National Spotlight C-SPAN to reveal Bend history and highlight authors during week-long visit WHAT: City Manager Eric King, the Deschutes County Historical Society and BendBroadband will welcome C-SPAN to Bend on Monday, March 3 at the Tower Theatre as they kick off a visit to record and feature the city’s history… Continue Reading